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phneeley

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Hi, everyone. I’ve been using a custom DNS for a long time, but for various reasons I’d like to go back using the DNS assigned by the ISP automatically. However, for some reason I can’t seem to select that option in the ”Assign” DNS menu. All the other radio buttons (e.g., Adguard, Google, etc.) function as expected, but the button next to “Get the DNS IP from your ISP automatically” won’t take. Any ideas why that might be?


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Yes, it’s static. In that case, how do I remove the custom DNS settings? I don’t want to use any of the pre-set options, and if I try to erase the current custom DNS and apply settings, they don’t take.
 
Yes, it’s static. In that case, how do I remove the custom DNS settings? I don’t want to use any of the pre-set options, and if I try to erase the current custom DNS and apply settings, they don’t take.
Well, as dave14305 said it won't work. Using a static IP address you have to specify the DNS settings as well. In your case look up what the ISP uses for DNS and enter those values in the manual setting area at the bottom of the DNS List.

With that said, the ISP DNS servers may not work any better than any others. And you will not have your queries filtered from malware and other bad sites. Using Cloudflare Secure (1.1.1.2 and 1.0.0.2), Quad9 or one of the other "safe" DNS resolvers is your better bet.
 
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You have to specify WAN DNS servers with static WAN IP. There is no DHCP to tell your router what the servers are.

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Well, as dave14305 said it won't work. Using a static IP address you have to specify the DNS settings as well. In your case look up what the ISP uses for DNS and enter those values in the manual setting area at the bottom of the DNS List.

With that said, the ISP DNS servers may not work any better than any others. And you will not have your queries filtered from malware and other bad sites. Using Cloudflare Secure (1.1.1.2 and 1.0.0.2), Quad9 or one of the other "safe" DNS resolvers is your better bet.

Thanks!
 

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