Aaron_Powell
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Custom DNS with Smart Modem Gen 2

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I've recently got NBN installed with a Smart Modem Gen 2 and I want to set a custom DNS server (https://pi-hole.net/). Is there anywhere you can set that can be configured?

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Re: Custom DNS with Smart Modem Gen 2

The option to set a custom DNS server is locked down on Telstra Modems.
For Official Support start a Secure Chat , try the Online Troubleshooter, Outage Check or Complaint.

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Level 22: Superhuman
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Re: Custom DNS with Smart Modem Gen 2

The option to set a custom DNS server is locked down on Telstra Modems.
For Official Support start a Secure Chat , try the Online Troubleshooter, Outage Check or Complaint.

Full Disclosure as part of Telstras Social Media Code.

Level 24: Supreme Being
Level 24: Supreme Being

Re: Custom DNS with Smart Modem Gen 2

Not in the technicolor GEN 2 modem but if you have the Arcadyan GEN 2 modem you can use the DNS IP address in the Advanced > Local Network > DNS settings. For DNS setting to be effective disable IPV6 Advanced > Local Network > IPv6 Settings  and reconnect devices.

Level 22: Superhuman
Level 22: Superhuman

Re: Custom DNS with Smart Modem Gen 2

Currently though I don't foresee it being available for long when a new firmware version comes out.
For Official Support start a Secure Chat , try the Online Troubleshooter, Outage Check or Complaint.

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Re: Custom DNS with Smart Modem Gen 2

Yes, I would not rely on it. And hopefully the firmware updates do come soon…
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Aaron_Powell
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Re: Custom DNS with Smart Modem Gen 2

Well that's disappointing Smiley Sad

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