March 13, 2019

Fios Issue #1: DNS

Run cmd and run nslookup.  Lookup on any words, like "badfios".  If it resolves to 92.242.140.21, then it is Verizon doing this.

That IP resolves to (search for "reverse IP lookup") "unallocated.barefruit.co.uk" Verizon has some kind of agreement with that company to redirect to sponsored sites instead.

Change FiOS router DNS to:

71.250.0.14
71.242.0.14


If the entry were "automatic", but before you enter into edit mode, it should show:

71.250.0.12
71.242.0.12


See here for more info:
https://forums.verizon.com/t5/Fios-Internet/FIOS-DNS-Hack-Directed-to-unallocated-barefruit-co-uk92-242-140/m-p/726545#M49607
    djjsin Contributor
    Posts: 4
    Registered: ‎07-11-2014
    Re: FIOS DNS Hack Directed to unallocated.barefruit.co.uk92.242.140.21

    ‎08-08-2014 10:00 AM Message 10 of 18
    (33,970 Views)

    I got a response from Verizon today about this.

    "This is expected bahavior.  The Verizon Online DNS resolvers have NXDOMAIN redirection services that redirect any unknown host to a sponsored search page.  You can opt out of this by changing your resolver from .12 to .14."


How to change the DNS in FIOS router -- follow this page.  Image may look little different but the steps are correct.


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