VPN (Custom DNS) + NextDNS: This device is using NextDNS with no configuration.
I am very new to NextDNS so excuse me if this has been explained somewhere else.
I was able to sucesfully use NextDNS with Mullvad VPN on my iPhone and iPad. On my Mac, I was trying to use a similar setup and thought it should be even easier, as Mullvad VPN allows for custom DNS servers in the app.
My current setup is as follows:
- Mullvad VPN set to use the two custom domains from my NextDNS Setup page.
- Mullvad succesfully connects and I have an established internet connection
- Checking on Browserleaks and DNS Leak Test, the NextDNS DNS is sucesfully recognized
But: Under NextDNS Setup I get the following error: "This device is using NextDNS with no configuration. Make sure to link your IP address in the Linked IP section below."
I can remove this error if I relink the current Mullvad VPN IP but I'd have to do it everytime I change the Mullvad server.
My question now is what impact does this error have on my setup?
Thanks for your help.
Hey Neither app nor profile works with a VPN. By design, the VPN DNS has priority (on Mac and iOS) to prevent leaks. The only exception is when VPN apps have the ability to use system DNS. Then, it woud fall back to the active NextDNS app or profile.
What about installing NextDNS on mac using the Command Line Client? Would that be able to work alongside a VPN app? Or is the only option to go with a VPN app that allows to choose custom DNS? Also, what about something like yogadns but for mac? Is there such thing out there