I have been using Norton DNS for a few weeks so far. Have yet to run into a single problem with it. However, my VPN is suggesting I use either Google or OpenDNS. I have tried OpenDNS in the past, but ran into a lot of problems with it blocking websites for me. I have yet to see Norton do this once to me since I have been using it. I am dreading having to go back to OpenDNS just to get my VPN to work. I have some other issues as well... OpenVPN requires a login and software to use. I don't mind my IP on the backend being traced to my DNS records, since I am masked through my VPN, but I do have problems with having to use something that requires login and a central place that keeps all the specific records tied to me. Then there were other times I tried using it and ran into problems with OpenDNS because other accounts were connected to it with the same IP. Am I right about thinking this way or what I am saying? Google is as Big Brother as you can possibly get in this world right now, and I really prefer to not have anything to do with the tracking monster at all. You might as well ask me to start using Facebook if you are going to ask me to use Google. Anything I can do to prevent Google from following me, I do. NoScripts is one of the best tools IMO that has come out with as much Google scripts embedded in every page. I have them all permanently blocked. Try not to use anything of theirs now as much as possible. Maybe I am wrong for thinking this way, but they bug me for many reasons how nuts they are for tracking. I guess I am just trying to understand why I have to move away from Norton when I am completely happy with their service. So my post is mainly to try to understand these other services and get over my judgements about them through education. Also, can you help me to understand something about where specifically the DNS get's called from. If I have a cable modem which pulls from my ISP, router that pulls from modem, Network card that pulls from router, which DNS setting actually holds up in the big picture? Let's assume I have DHCP set all the way down the path. I don't fully understand the TAPI adapter that the VPN uses either. Does the TAPI pull from the local area connect network card, pass through it, or completely different connection all together? So if I have my local area connection card set with a static DNS, and my TAPI is using DHCP for DNS, which one wins? I was told that I can't use static IP's on my connections which I am not thrilled about so I don't know how the chain actually works. If I have DNS server tied to my network card, can I have a different one tied to my TAPI connection? This way when I am connected to my VPN, I use one DNS (say OpenVPN), and when I am not (which is rare), I can use a different one (say Norton).