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kevin2891
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Message 41 of 46

Re: Changing default DNS Server

That is not a good solution for most people when you have so many devices.

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Distinguished Sage
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Message 42 of 46

Re: Changing default DNS Server

Didn't say it was a good solution, unfortunately its the only solution if you have a Home Hub.

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kevin2891
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Message 43 of 46

Re: Changing default DNS Server

Ok thanks for confirming.

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Distinguished Sage
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Message 44 of 46

Re: Changing default DNS Server

What about the solution posted on this thread? This link takes you to the post.

 

https://community.bt.com/t5/Other-Broadband-Queries/Manual-DNS-settings-please-for-home-hub-5/m-p/14...

 

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You can change DNS settings to manual on the BTHub5, all you have to do is as follows:

 

  • Login to BTHub5
  • Goto Advanced Settings
  • Click on the Broadband top level menu
  • Then click on Internet(Which should be the default view)

When on this page you see all of the related Internet configuration info including BT DNS servers. Next you do as follows:

 

  • Click the disconnect button at bottom right of page(be aware this will disconnect your broadband connection)
  • Once disconnected you will see an option for DNS which you can change from auto to manual
  • Select manual and you will get 2 boxes appear below to enter your manual DNS servers.
  • Once DNS details have been added you simply reconnect to re-establish the broadband connection and hey presto, you have your own DNS servers configured."

Has anyone tried it for other home hubs?

 

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Distinguished Sage
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Message 45 of 46

Re: Changing default DNS Server

Appears not to work, see thread in question.

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landsker
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Message 46 of 46

Re: Changing default DNS Server

I suspect there is some arcane reason for BT not etting one change DNS servers. Nothing really to do with protecting their customers!

 

I also supect that this is connected with money!

 

By using any ISP's (or open DNS's, or Google's) DNS servers you are leavig a clear trail of your browsing habits. I cannot conceive of a situation where advertisers are NOT intrerested in such information and thus will pay for it - how else do Open DNS fund their free service ? Google are not known for providing a free lunch, either.

 

Browsing history of all sorts is bound to be logged by ordinary providers - who knows who will have access to it?

 

Using a VPN with non-logged DNS & IP addresses and encrypted traffic may address this.

 

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