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How to use custom DNS in the Windscribe App

In one of the recent version of our desktop app, we added a feature that allows users to take advantage of third party DNS services while connected to the Windscribe VPN.

After installing the latest version of the Windscribe desktop app, here's how you can change the DNS:

  • Ensure that the desktop client is disconnected and that the firewall has been disabled. This is important
  • Open the desktop client and click on the menu button on the top left
  • Go to Connection
  • Scroll down and look for the DNS While Connected option
  • Select Custom
  • Enter the 3rd party DNS and click on the green check mark
    Connection 2
  • Return to the main screen of the desktop client and connect to a location
  • After you have connected, open Command Prompt (Windows) or Terminal (Linux or MacOS) and run an NSlookup test against any domain. A screen shot has been pasted below:

After running the NSlookup test, you should get a DNS result for your third party DNS.

NOTE: Keep in mind that when using the custom DNS, your ROBERT settings will not be applied as ROBERT is Windscribe's DNS. If you want to use ROBERT, just select it from the settings above again and reconnect to the VPN.

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