My isp provides a dns service; but unfortunately they do block certain sites.
I would like to use opendns or google; but it seems like it doesn’t work.
I have set up a wired connection; given a manual ip and entered opendns-ip’s in the nameserver field (all through the gui).
Still url’s are being resolved through my ISP.
I have tried to configure the same on my girlfriends laptop (win 7) and I also can’t seem to do the setup. My previous computer also was a win 7 and had no problem. (so I believe the problem is ‘me’)
If it were only one site, i could edit the hosts file; but I prefere to circumvent their whole dns server.
Is there something an isp can do to block the use of other dns-servers than theirs?
Is it possible to re-route the ISP dns to the opendns?
Here is Solutions:
We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.
I suggest you right-click the Network Manager icon and select Edit Connections. Under IPv4 settings, change the method to Automatic (DHCP) addresses only. Then fill in your preferred DNS nameservers. Please see:
As far as I see it there are 3 options:
- Add your own list of dns tables to the hosts file, its a hassle and will only work for the sites added to the file.
- Use tor, no more ISP dns but internet will be slower in most cases.
- Use a VPN, a good one will cost you some money (apox $5 a month)
Other options would be to change ISP, or use a website like http://anonymouse.org/
Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂