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How to update my DNS entries in Orbi?

I'm trying to force Google SafeSearch on at the router / Orbi level.  I can't find any entries on the admin page to set the DNS entry for www.google.com to be a CNAME for forcesafesearch.google.com.

 

Does the Orbi support this?

Model: Orbi High-Performance AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System (RBK50)
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Re: How to update my DNS entries in Orbi?

Hello Kevincol

 

The DNS server would be on the Internet Setup page.

 

DarrenM

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Re: How to update my DNS entries in Orbi?

Hi Darren,

I can see where you can put in a DNS server on the Internet Setup Page.  That isn't what I was trying to accomplish.  I need to input a CName and all that is available is an IP address.  

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Re: How to update my DNS entries in Orbi?

How is that supposed to happen?  Doesn't it need DNS to look up the IP for the name you're entering?  Try using 216.239.38.120.

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Re: How to update my DNS entries in Orbi?

That's not supported.

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Re: How to update my DNS entries in Orbi?

So, at a network level with the Orbi, there is no way to do this:

 

Configure Domain Name System (DNS) on your network to add a Canonical Name (CNAME) for the following hostnames: 

For Strict Restricted YouTube access, add restrict.youtube.com as a CNAME for these domains. For Moderate Restricted YouTube access, add restrictmoderate.youtube.com as a CNAME for these domains.

Please do not give a CNAME to other YouTube hostnames, including these:

  • youtube.com
  • s.ytimg.com
  • youtu.be
  • googleapis.com

Changing the CNAME for these hostnames affects YouTube's ability to function correctly.

 

 

If not, is there an official mechanism to add this as a feature request to Netgear to get it in a FW release?

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Re: How to update my DNS entries in Orbi?

There's no way to do that.  Idea Exchange for Home is about as close as you can get to an official request.

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