Windows 10: New Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service

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  1.    02 Apr 2018 #40

    I think you have to use the actual ip address of the server being used for DNS Lookups.

    What's My DNS Server?

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       02 Apr 2018 #41

    I'm just curious, anyone else read the 1.1.1.1 user friendly address as Idiot Idiot Idiot at first too, or is the PEBCAK just me

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       02 Apr 2018 #42

    Cliff S said: View Post
    I'm just curious, anyone else read the 1.1.1.1 user friendly address as Idiot Idiot Idiot at first too, or is the PEBCAK just me

    You read it any way you want to, Cliff. It's ok.
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  4.    02 Apr 2018 #43

    swarfega said: View Post
    I used this for a while then websites wouldnt load so had to switch back.
    Same here I am in the United States in NYC and it was much slower than OpenDNS.
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  5.    02 Apr 2018 #44

    Cliff S said: View Post
    I'm just curious, anyone else read the 1.1.1.1 user friendly address as Idiot Idiot Idiot at first too, or is the PEBCAK just me

    Here is what mine returns 1 dot 1 dot 1 dot 1 (1.1.1.1)
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  6.    02 Apr 2018 #45

    Went into the control panel/network/adapter etc and removed 8.8.8.8 and set 1.1.1.1 on my router instead. Tested using the ping feature from the router, afterwards you can see a ~3/4/10ms gain with 1.1.1.1 at this moment in time. :)
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       02 Apr 2018 #46

    @Cliff S

    For when you come back....

    Mystery solved. It needed to clear it's throat!

    Code:
    C:\Users\dhubb\Desktop>nslookup
    DNS request timed out.
        timeout was 2 seconds.
    Default Server:  UnKnown
    Address:  2606:4700:4700::1111
    
    > exit
    
    C:\Users\dhubb\Desktop>ipconfig /flushdns
    
    Windows IP Configuration
    
    Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
    
    C:\Users\dhubb\Desktop>nslookup
    Default Server:  1dot1dot1dot1.cloudflare-dns.com
    Address:  2606:4700:4700::1111
    
    >
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  8.    02 Apr 2018 #47

    This thread is a bit over my head. I'm just learning about this after reading an Engadget article. I'm not familiar with how DNS lookups work, or if I should set the IPv4 or IPv6 protocol. But I set the preferred DNS server to 1.0.0.1 (1.1.1.1 doesn't connect) for IPv4 in my W10 Ethernet adapter settings, and nslookup confirms:

    Default server: 1dot1dot1dot1.cloudflare-dns.com
    Address: 1.0.0.1

    Not understanding much of this, I then tried setting preferred and alternate DNS servers in both IPv4 and IPv6 settings:

    IPv4
    Preferred DNS Server: 1.1.1.1
    Alternate DNS Server: 1.0.0.1

    IPv6
    Preferred DNS Server: 2606:4700:4700::1111
    Alternate DNS Server: 2606:4700:4700::1001

    While http://www.whatsmydnsserver.com/ determined I was connected via Cloudflare, nslookup saw no default server, returning:

    Default Server: UnKnown
    Address: 2606:4700:4700::1111

    I'll just stick to the 1 setting in IPv4 of 1.0.0.1 for now. I'd really appreciate it if someone could briefly explain what I'm not understanding by trying to set all 4 DNS server settings.
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  9.    02 Apr 2018 #48

    Well there's little point in setting DNS Server for ipv6 if your ISP doesn't yet support ipv6

    Test your IPv6.

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    You got the following setting correct:

    IPv4
    Preferred DNS Server: 1.1.1.1
    Alternate DNS Server: 1.0.0.1

    Personally I keep ipv6 disabled:

    How to Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10

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  10.    02 Apr 2018 #49

    Callender said: View Post
    Well there's little point in setting DNS Server for ipv6 if your ISP doesn't yet support ipv6

    Test your IPv6.

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    You got the following setting correct:

    IPv4
    Preferred DNS Server: 1.1.1.1
    Alternate DNS Server: 1.0.0.1

    Personally I keep ipv6 disabled:

    How to Enable or Disable IPv6 in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10


    Thanks for that Callender. As you suspected, the IPv6 test shows my ISP doesn't support it. I think I've had both IPv4 and IPv6 settings for my adapters going all the way back to WinXP. But it seems DNS server addresses have always been set by default to be obtained automatically, and I don't think I've ever had any problems. Nice to have 1 more tool in my Internet quiver of privacy tools.

    EDIT: When I have IPv6 set to defaults (obtain DNS server address automatically) and have IPv4 set to:

    Preferred DNS Server: 1.1.1.1
    Alternate DNS Server: 1.0.0.1

    nslookup returns this:

    DNS request timed out.
    timeout was 2 seconds.
    Default Server: UnKnown
    Address: 1.1.1.1

    If I switch them to:

    Preferred DNS Server: 1.0.0.1
    Alternate DNS Server: 1.1.1.1

    nslookup returns:

    Default Server: 1dot1dot1dot1.cloudflare-dns.com
    Address: 1.0.0.1

    As my browsers fail to connect to 1.1.1.1, I'll leave the preferred DNS server set to 1.0.0.1
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