TOR is working
I make this big fucking write up on switching to OpenDNS for boomers, and now I cant post on ClearNet anymore
-it worked for a little while?
fucking pissed off atm>>12478156
Potential Resolution for Current ClearNet Issues Effecting Some Anons
anon earlier today said switching to OpenDNS IP routing (as opposed to the more commonly used GoogleDNS IP routing that almost all ISP's set you up with my default) had solved the problems for them
VERY BASIC PRIMER ON DNS:
The servers that route your internet requests don't understand domain names like jthnx5wyvjvzsxtu.onion. They only understand numeric IP addresses like 126.96.36.199, or the longer numeric addresses from the modern IPv6 system.
To resolve this impasse, the Domain Name System, or DNS handles translating friendly domain names to numeric IP addresses.
Your home network typically relies on a DNS Server supplied by your ISP. After your browser sends the server a domain name, the server goes through a moderately complex interaction with other servers to return the corresponding IP address, thoroughly vetted and verified. If it's a much-used domain, the DNS Server may have that information cached, for speedier access.
So now you know what the DNS does
It is probably not hard to imagine how easy it would be for Google to decide to STOP caching the jthnx5wyvjvzsxtu.onion DNS routing table
in which case
if you relied on GoogleDNS
you will have a borked experience of jthnx5wyvjvzsxtu.onion
-use different Domain Name Servers (DNS)
TO BE VERY CLEAR
-I am not claiming this is safe for vetted
-I am only claiming I tried it and it works
there are (as I understand it) multiple different Doman Name Server IP Routing services to choose from
for obvious reasons Google is most popular (yawn)
the second most popular option it seems is OpenDNS (just based on cursory search results)
I have only tested the OpenDNS address to be working for me, but others may also work
OpenDNS IP Routing Address's
So, how do you change (You)r's?
there are a few levels it can be done from
you can do it at the router level and it will apply to all devices using that router
or you can do it at the device level, and it will only apply to the device you change it on
the instruction, regardless, will be device dependent
the easiest way is going to be a basic search using the name of the device (phone/ laptop/ router/ etc.) you are using and then the phrase "how to change DNS"
"android phone how to change DNS"
Example for Android Devices: https://devilbox.readthedocs.io/en/latest/howto/dns/add-custom-dns-server-on-android.html
It will basically be the same thing for other devices, with different settings pages to navigate through depending on the device
After you have input the NEW DNS addresses wherever you needed to place them, re-start your device (or manually "flush" your DNS resolver cahce)
example for Windows:
-from elevated command prompt:
Go to this web-page to verify the settings have been applied succesfully(OpenDNS):>https://welcome.opendns.com/