Solved how to set up 2 routers, changing dns on downstream

March 23, 2014 at 16:56:14
Specs: Windows 7
I would like to set-up my home network to do the following
modem to upstream router
upstream router puts out wireless signal A
upstream router connected by ethernet cable to downstream router
downstream router to put out wireless signal B that has a different dns server

the purpose of this is to have my main wireless signal in the house be the usual one for Canadian traffic and the downstream wireless signal to go through the dns server to watch US Netflix

is this possible?


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March 24, 2014 at 08:06:24
What the OP is asking about is spoofing a regional ip address to gain access to hosts not allowed in the OP's location due to regional restrictions.

OP is confusing internal dns entries with the reported internet address. This is not a matter of what you set for dns but what the OPs reported wan ip.

Usual solution is to subscribe to a vpn service in the country the OP wants access to.

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#1
March 23, 2014 at 17:46:04
Not sure I follow your drift here...

You have a single dsl (broadband) service/connection into your home?

All the traffic - both ways - will go to/from (use) that single connection...

You won't see any benefit in doing what you suggest - at least as I understand it...

And the dns (server) will be the same as its part of your isp setup and service.

There is wee explanation here - specific to home networks...

http://compnetworking.about.com/od/...


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March 23, 2014 at 17:54:16
thanks trvlr
I'm definitely no pro when it comes to this sort of thing.
I know I can manually change the dns server I connect to and that this will allow me to connect to US netflix through any device I connect to the wireless network.

I suppose I was hoping it was possible that traffic through one router could be made through the default dns server my provider has and the other router could be made to send traffic through an altered dns server.

From what you've posted though it looks like I can only get the internet connection through one dns at a time and that I would have to switch out the dns server number when I want to change the traffic.


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March 23, 2014 at 18:10:30
It may be possible to do what you suggest re' having two dns - one for each router...

But I think you would need two separate dsl services? Then each would have its own dns, as each router would be on its own dsl service/connection

Possibly Wanderer or CurtR may drop across this post and advise more fully - re' two dns with one dsl service?

I'd be most interested to have their observations; they being more current and experienced than I am these days...


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#4
March 23, 2014 at 18:17:41
Just done a quick snoof and found this - which apperas to allow something along the lines of what you suggest... But not sure it does what you specify.

And all traffic of course still goes via that single service...

http://www.ehow.com/how_7367937_con...


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#5
March 24, 2014 at 03:37:25
I agree with trvlr, there is nothing to be achieved by doing hat you are doing. With only one ISP, everything goes through them so having different DNS addressees is an unnecessary complication

I think you may be miss understanding exactly what a DNS does. All a DNS does is convert a URL to an IP address vice versa. Once that is done at the beginning of a session, the DNS plays no further prat in the proceedings. Generally one DNS is much as good as another and the one provided by your ISP usually the best one to use.

Stuart


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March 24, 2014 at 08:06:24
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What the OP is asking about is spoofing a regional ip address to gain access to hosts not allowed in the OP's location due to regional restrictions.

OP is confusing internal dns entries with the reported internet address. This is not a matter of what you set for dns but what the OPs reported wan ip.

Usual solution is to subscribe to a vpn service in the country the OP wants access to.

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