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Kudos0

DNS

I just found out my provider may not be DNSSEC, so I'm considering changing my DNS to one available on the Core.

I don't think I want Google, but what about the Norton or the Neustar Advantage?

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

PS: If anyone know of a link w/suggestions to better secure &/or speed up my network will be greatly appreciated!

PS: I'm already running NordVPN, split 2gig and 5gig and iOTs on guest.

I'm tweaking out on improving my network LOL

Jim The Greek

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Kudos0

Re: DNS

May I ask who your provider is? Maybe do some research for you? Being on Verizon FIOS and setup in a NAT-NAT, I have to keep DHCP enabled on my providers router. I then assigned Cloud Flare public DNS setting on the ISP device and rebooted. Leaving the Core DNS set at its defaults. No issues to date. Cloudflare sends the DO DNSSEC per this developer article.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.316 / NCSP 22.16.4.15 / Norton Core v.270 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: DNS

SoulAsylum, my provider is Spectrum, using the Arris TG1682G modem/router.

Until I get some direction here, I chose the Norton DNS. This gave me a score of 500, that surprised the hell out of me.

In the past the best I could do is 450 something. But as I recall early on, this may not be the preferred DNS, IDK!

Thanks bud!

Jim The Greek
Kudos0

Re: DNS

You're welcome. One correction to my last post is, I selected ISP for the DNS settings in the Core app. Core will connect to those settings and use them accordingly. FWIW!! I get an average of 30 mbps OVER what we are paying for in internet speeds, both upstream and download. I have a score of 495 at the moment.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.316 / NCSP 22.16.4.15 / Norton Core v.270 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: DNS

Thanks SoulAsylum! But spectrum DNS is not DNSSEC, I may get speed, but not same level security! Currently I’m using Norton DNS & I’m getting the purchased speed. I’ll try Spectrum again & see if I see any speed difference & what it’ll do to my score, I don’t mind 495ish!
Jim The Greek
Kudos0

Re: DNS

My point was CloudFlare DNS IS DNSSEC. If you set those values on your ISP router, and set Core to use ISP, you will be using Cloudflare DNS values. Not your actual ISP DNS values. I've been running this setup for ages, since Core DNS went kaput.

Cheers

Retired military (Navy 1980-2002) "From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Professional x 64 version 1809 / build 17763.316 / NCSP 22.16.4.15 / Norton Core v.270 on Android 1.93
Kudos0

Re: DNS

Oh, ok! Thanks!
Jim The Greek