Using my own DNS

I've noticed that Freedome configures its own DNS settings when it sets up the connection.  This is causing problems on my local network since everything was configured to use my own DNS server on my local network.  Will it cause any problems if I change the DNS settings in Freedome's network configuration to use my own server?

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  • TapsuccaTapsucca Posts: 501 Former F-Secure Employee

    Hi @carrerag and thank you for your message.

     

    It will definentely lead to leaking problems and due to that reason we recommend to use our DNS.

     

     

    carrerag
  • I have the same problem but can you please describe hos you solved this? I'm not experienced in this so if you could tell what a host file is and how to use it it would be grelt. 

     

    Thanks

  • I actually didn't end up doing it that way.  I ended up just turning netbios back on.  But the hosts file would have worked too.  If you want to try it you can edit it and see if it does what you need.  This link explains how to do it better than I could in this post.

     

    https://support.rackspace.com/how-to/modify-your-hosts-file/

     

    TapsuccaMosquitoL
  • Thank you very much! I'll try that out and maybe come back later to ask what netbios is - so many new things to learn in this field of web security.

  • Sorry to bother again but I simply don't know what to write in the host entry....

  • Well, it would be easier to tell you if I knew what you were trying to do.  As an example though, if you have a workstation with the computer name "Zeke" and it's IP on your network was 192.168.1.33 you would add a line in your hosts file like this:

     

    192.168.1.33    Zeke

     

    You can now access it on the network using the name Zeke instead of using the IP address.

  • I'm trying to work around the problem that Freedome is changing the DNS settings and that my wifi doesn't seem to accept this....so I had to uninstall Freedome and re-enter the old DNS-settings. I could of course just use another VPN client but have gotten stubborn and want to solve this problem.

  • carreragcarrerag Posts: 5

    ah ok, that sounds like something different altogether.  I don't think anything in this thread will help with that.  Hope you figure it out.

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