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is it possible to just use the dns-servers for geo-unblocking?

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Hi,

 

is it possible to just use the dns-servers for geo-unblocking? like those "other sites" i did not test but find (smartydns, unlocator?)

 

somehow using the us servers from germany isnt fast enough for good streaming (i.e. netflix) and not really necessary to route all traffic through airvpn.

 

i dont know if this is even allowed or wanted here. if not i am sorry for asking.

 

thanx 

 

 

 

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You can't use Air's DNS from outside the VPN.
However it should be possible to connect to the VPN, but then use a modified routing table that doesn't route any IP traffic through the VPN.

 
Do you AirVPN's Eddie client or do you use OpenVPN directly?
If you use Eddie (2.10.3), try this:
Go to Preferences, Routes and change "Not specified routes go" to "Outside the tunnel".

 

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Caution: This does exactly what it says - you would be resolving DNS requests via Air's DNS, but any traffic to the resolved IPs would not go through the VPN.

 

To check if it's working, connect to any server and then check your connection status at the bottom of the AirVPN website. You should get "Not connected", despite your established VPN connection.

 

Don't forget to revert this setting to "Inside the tunnel" as soon as you want to switch back to regular VPN routing. Always verify that your changes have the intended effects, perhaps using IPLeak.net.


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Will that accomplish what the OP wants - the "smart DNS" stuff that bypasses georestrictions?  Either way, it's an interesting thought.

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Well, I don't use Netflix so it's the OP's turn to try this out. If Air's DNS is enough to get you into Netflix, then (and only then) my solution would work.

My solution will obviously not enable you to use Air's internal routing system, because, well, you aren't routing your traffic through Air.

All I do know for sure: This is the only way of using Air's DNS without also using Air's VPN for the actual traffic.


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