Level 5: Eagle Eye

This network is blocking encrypted DNS traffic

I have a Gen 2 Airport Express in bridge mode with my DJA0230 Telstra Smart modem over powerline connection. They have worked well together but in recent time the Airport express wifi has been a bit flaky. I do now get the warning message “This network is blocking encrypted DNS traffic”.

I know I can ask the Apple forums and the warning does come with a link about settings  but seeing it impacts my Telstra connections I thought I see if there was any help locally.


Also, as I still have the smart modem before this as well as home would There be any benefit using this as a bridged modem rather than the airport express? The apple device is just so simple!

Using tech everyday in prehospital emergency health.

Was this helpful?

  • Yes it was, thank you
  • No, I still need help
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: This network is blocking encrypted DNS traffic

The usual fix is to forget the network connection and set up the wifi connection again.

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.
Level 1: Cadet

Re: This network is blocking encrypted DNS traffic

that fixed it for me. 

Level 3: Gumshoe

Re: This network is blocking encrypted DNS traffic

This will likely only fix it temporarily. Last time I checked, Telstra's DNS servers do not support encryption via TLS, nor do they have DNSSEC enabled.


If it's your home network, I wouldn't be too concerned about the privacy warning, but if you do have cause for concern then I would suggest changing your DNS provider in your Smart Modem settings to a provider that supports encryption, like Cloudflare for example. Be sure to make the change to both your IPv4 and IPv6 subnets though!

Telstra Smart Modem

Plug in and connect in minutes. Smart.

Find out more