DNS server leaks when using a VPN

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  1. trott3r

    trott3r Registered Member

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    Hello i am using airvpn on a GL,net openwrt mini router attached to my main TPLink modem/router.
    The GL,net router has my VPN details installed via the openvpn client tab.

    My problem is my DNS server is showing up as my ISP in win7 64bit home premium even though i have changed it in my network settings under IPv4 (disabled IPv6).

    The Netadaptor utility (connar bernhard) shows the expected dns servers but using https://ipleak.net shows my isps dns server.

    I have flushed the dns cache with the netadptor utility and rebooted but the same happens.

    Windows xp pro does not leak my dns servers.

    What am i missing?

    thanks for your time
    Martin
     
  2. trott3r

    trott3r Registered Member

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    BTW i have turned off the webrtc leaks in firefox with media peerconnection? setting
     
  3. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    What DNS servers are configured in the OpenWrt router?

    I don't know OpenWrt. In pfSense, you can route the VPN tunnel to LAN, and run a DHCP server that's configured with the VPN provider's DNS servers.
     
  4. ClaytonThomas

    ClaytonThomas Registered Member

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    How long did you pay for Air VPN? If you paid for just one month, you might want to consider changing the VPN service because the best VPN for Linux doesn't necessarily best for Windows. I was using Trust Zone before on Linux but then didn't pass the DNS Leak Test. Lucky for me, I paid for Trust Zone for just one month.

    Air VPN works like a charm on Linux but for Windows, I'm not sure. Just Google the keyword: "best VPN for Windows 2018" and if you are on Linux keyword: "best VPN for Linux 2018".
     
  5. trott3r

    trott3r Registered Member

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    One year.

    Xp is OK but win7 is not so it varies between os versions.

    I could run xp via glnet and 7 via Eddie client but that would mean I have to mess with ether net cables
     
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