Diversion Diversion Enabled - Internet Stopped Working

systematic

Regular Contributor
Anyone know why my internet stopped working with Diversion Enabled please?

Check attached images showing the router settings and the terminal window showing router is pingable but domains are unresolvable.
 

thelonelycoder

Part of the Furniture
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thelonelycoder

Part of the Furniture
Check attached images showing the router settings and the terminal window showing router is pingable but domains are unresolvable.
In WAN Settings, you toggled Connect to DNS Server automatically to No.
This is typically set to Yes, unless you have specific reasons to use it.

Set Connect to DNS Server automatically to Yes and all will be fine.
 

systematic

Regular Contributor
At this moment in time, I think its because I have blanked out my WAN ISP DNS servers as image above. Im assuming I need to fill something in here.

The LAN is blank, which I believe is fine.

I have just edited the entries to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4

But I suspect I can just use my ISP DNS server by toggling to YES for connect to DNS Server Automatically.

Questions

1. Does it matter if I use Google DNS servers vs my own
2. How do I know if DIVERSION is working?
 

thelonelycoder

Part of the Furniture
1. Does it matter if I use Google DNS servers vs my own
Again, typically one would NOT set anything in the DNS Server1 and DNS Server2 fields for Connect to DNS Server automatically.
It normally is set to automatic, which then automatically is your ISP.

If you use Google DNS as the settings in the above fields, then forget about Diversion as all DNS requests are sent to Google and not your router.

2. How do I know if DIVERSION is working?
When ads are blocked. There is a very noticeable difference in how certain websites look without ads.
Also, the f function follow dnsmasq.log will show blocked domains.
 

dave14305

Part of the Furniture
If you use Google DNS as the settings in the above fields, then forget about Diversion as all DNS requests are sent to Google and not your router.
In WAN DNS? Should not be a problem to use ISP or third party DNS. Just can’t be blank, which is the OP’s self-inflicted error.
 

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