Away-from-home mobile device to use alternate IP config.

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    clarky100
    Good idea. Open DNS works very well at home but i think something for mobiles/tablets that leave the confines of the home network to be as secure would be a great idea. Umbrella does this but its aimed at enterprise users.
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    sorrow777

    The easiest way would be to have a mac registered with opendns so that when it asks for dns access it gets put into a specific users profile for use.  This way you could just have the dns changed on each device and no matter where they go it would still work.  I'm not sure this is possible for OpenDNS though.

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    glenn2

    The only way is to use a VPN which I wrote about in my suggestion for an OpenDNS app for Android.

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    destry

    The Android app DNSet pro lets you set up a vpn that uses OpenDNS as your dns. Just need an app to tell OpenDNS that it me!

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    destry

    rotblitz, I'm not advertising, just suggesting, but mainly because I found DNSet first. Plus I believe in supporting paid apps and I can afford a dollar to support Android Devs. (I also pay for OpenDNS; 7yrs.)

    On your list, the first one doesn't support 3g/4g dns and while "free" the minute I opened it, I got a giant ad popup. $1 for no ads is worth it.

    The next 2 require root. Since I'm rooted, I'll give them a try but the last one has a free and paid version so I assume the "free" one is ad supported.

    That only solves half of the problem though. The bigger issue is that OpenDNS still won't know it's me so they won't apply my custom filters. The best answer would be for OpenDNS to add Android support to the Umbrella app.

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    destry

    OpenDNS test page says DNS Changer from Eddy Pey doesn't seem to work. It isn't compatible with lollipop either. No menu.

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    rotblitz

    Ok, if DNSet Pro works, it is worth the money.  I've seen other cases where app authors or their friends posted for ad purposes...

    "The best answer would be for OpenDNS to add Android support to the Umbrella app."

    Definitely, fully agreed!

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    bdg2 (Edited )

    A lot of Android seems to be "hard wired" to use Googles own public DNS servers. Some of it even seems to fail intermittently if port 53 traffic is redirected to OpenDNS.

    If I redirect all DNS traffic to OpenDNS I sometimes find one or two of my apps will not update from the play store.

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    rotblitz (Edited )

    It doesn't seem to be Android, but the Chrome browser.  Use another browser then.

    Or disable the Data Saver option.
    https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/2392284?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en

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    bdg2

    What?

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    rotblitz

    What what?  Can you write a complete sentence, so that one can understand what is meant?

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    cucucal

    OpenDNS test page says DNS Changer from Eddy Pey doesn't seem to work

     

    like this

    . It isn't compatible with lollipop either. No menu.

     

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    rotblitz

    For sure, because DNS Changer changes the Android network settings only, but not the Data Saver option of Chrome.  You may contact the app author to see if they can implement disabling the Data Saver open of Chrome when changing the network settings.

    What is "it" and not compatible with Lollipop?  DNS Changer?

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