Windows 10: Help manual DNS setting having no effect

  1.    15 Sep 2015 #1

    Help manual DNS setting having no effect

    Changing DNS in network settings has no effect and continues to use the router DNS settings.
    I am using a smart DNS to watch some US tv and I can make it work if I change the router DNS settings but this is not as convenient as using an app like DNS changer on windows.
    If I go into network settings I can see the DNS has been changed to manual but for some reason is not being used.
    It worked great on windows 8.1.
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  2. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
       15 Sep 2015 #2

    Maybe you need to do an ipconfig /flushdns after the change?
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  3. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    10.6 Home 1809 x64
       16 Sep 2015 #3

    Try disabling DNS Cache service altogether, it is a security risk and causes problems anyway.

    sc config Dnscache start= disabled
    net stop Dnscache
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  4.    16 Sep 2015 #4

    Try this, NetSetMan Freeware | Network Settings Manager for Windows (LAN WiFi)
    I use it to switch between DHCP & OpenDNS
    Works like a charm
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  5.    16 Sep 2015 #5

    Thanks Guys for all your suggestions but sadly nothing is working.
    robgr, I tried that mate and although it sets the DNS it doesn't actually use it, I think something is messed up upgrading from windows 8.1
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  6.    16 Sep 2015 #6

    Is your router running the latest firmware? (at least try a reboot)
    It's as though the router is blocking DNS (port 53) but usually when this happens you see errors
    Try MiniToolBox (check 'Select All') and hit Go'
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