How to configure NextDNS with NordVPN
Should I just add nextDNS server IP's in the custom DNS fields of NordVPN settings? If I do it this way, does that mean that all of the filtering settings I've setup in my account are not being used?
Alternatively I have the following optons:
- Set them manually in windows 11 settings
- Set them in my browser (Librewolf),
- Use the NextDNS app.
I'm confused which is the best method to use NextDNS filtering / security alongside the VPN service.
Any tips would be greatly received.
VPN services routes under their default servers to ensure privacy and guarantee stable connections.
In spite of that you can choose your own stable DNS server by installing NextDNS app that force the connection and/or setting it up in your VPN provider options if possible.
Then you can test your DNS connection: DNS leak test
Thanks so much for your reply.
If I install the NextDNS app and set it to enable, does that mean I'd be using the VPN with the NextDNS servers (and the filtering options that I've set up in the account), without needing to add any IP's into the NordVPN application? ...Or would I need to install the app AND add the IP's into the Custom DNS fields in Nord VPN settings?
Also, if I use the app, does this mean that I don't need to add it in any of the other places, i.e browser, windows?
In general would you recommend changing to a different DNS rather than the VPN's own? What are the pro's and con's?
And lastly, what's a good way of comparing the performance of my VPN's DNS vs NextDNS at my location?
Sorry for all the questions, and thanks for the help.
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