How do I change my OpenVPN DNS?

Sign in to the OpenVPN Cloud administration portal at

  1. Access Settings > DNS and click Edit.
  2. In the DNS Servers section, select Custom.
  3. Enter the IP addresses for the primary DNS server (required) and the secondary DNS server (optional).
  4. Click Update, then click Confirm.

Does DNS traffic go through VPN?

When you connect to a VPN, all your online traffic is supposed to be routed through the VPN network. That includes the DNS queries we mentioned before. They should go through the encrypted tunnel straight to your VPN provider’s DNS servers.

What DNS server does OpenVPN use? will get resolved through the VPN DNS server, and the rest will resolve through the local DNS server 192.168. 47.254. Note also that the VPN interface gets 3 IPv6 self-assigned DNS server addresses, which are not assigned by OpenVPN, but by the OS itself. This should not affect DNS resolution.

Should I use custom DNS with VPN?

Our Verdict. Smart DNS and VPN services both work to unblock geo-restricted websites and stream content from overseas. However, only a VPN will hide your IP address and encrypt your web traffic. Custom DNS will not spoof your location or encrypt your data, but it can help improve your speeds and security online.

What is forwarding routes in VPN?

Forwarding routing is required to tell the devices to send traffic to the destination through the VPN interface. Based on the Connection Type selected, you will have the following options to be configured.

What is DNS server in VPN?

DNS provides you domain name to IP address resolution/conversion and all internet runs on IP addresses, not domain names. But it is hard to remember a series of random numbers and easier to remember names symbolizing those addresses. VPN on the other hand is a encryption utility for your internet traffic.