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Telstra Broadband protect changed DNS settings

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After installing Telstra Broadband protect I noticed custom DNS settings on Windows 10 PC no longer worked. Although the correct DNS were set in the Network IPv4 settings of adapter when I performed an ipconfig command the DNS was shown as set to gateway instead of the custom DNS (208.67.222.222, 208.67.220.220)

 

"Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : gateway"

 

I have uninstalled Telstra Broadband connect due to this and several other reasons but the custom DNS settings still don't work.

 

Has anyone had this problem before and did you manage to get your custom DNS settings working?

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Level 21: Augmented
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Re: Telstra Broadband protect changed DNS settings

"Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : gateway" does not mean that you are using it as a DNS server...

nslookup without any parameters will tell you what is your default DNS server...

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Level 24: Supreme Being
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Re: Telstra Broadband protect changed DNS settings

Found the solution to why opendns dns setting were not working as expected. Was using Edge browser for testing. The link on the test page https://www.opendns.com/setupguide/#results does not work when using Edge as the browser works Okay with Chrome and Firefox.

 

Still don't understand why ipconfig command shows Gateway as the DNS server instead of the correct DNS server.

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Re: Telstra Broadband protect changed DNS settings

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Level 21: Augmented
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Re: Telstra Broadband protect changed DNS settings

"Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : gateway" does not mean that you are using it as a DNS server...

nslookup without any parameters will tell you what is your default DNS server...

DISCLAIMER: I do not work for Telstra or any other ISP. I never did. I have wealth of practical knowledge in Computer Security and Forensic Computing. I have been in the field since 1985.

Likes (formerly Kudos) and solutions are appreciated!!!
The comments expressed by me reflect my user experience and personal opinion.

View solution in original post

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Telstra (Retired)

Re: Telstra Broadband protect changed DNS settings

To clarify, you installed Telstra Broadband Protect Anti-Virus Plus Security and/or Safe Browser on your Windows 10 computer?
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Level 24: Supreme Being
Level 24: Supreme Being

Re: Telstra Broadband protect changed DNS settings

The program I installed was

 

TelstraAVPSecurity-SetupZW1haWw9Y2...................exe

Telstra (Retired)
Telstra (Retired)

Re: Telstra Broadband protect changed DNS settings

okay, well that doesn't make any changes to your DNS settings. But it looks like you've already found the solution
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