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Topic # 237478 4-Jun-2018 19:34
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Hi All,

 

I travel frequently and have notice that to get wifi in the AKL Int Koru club I have to disable my DNS4me DNS address and accept to have the assigned automatically option... (otherwise NO internet)..

 

Is there another solution to this 1st world problem or will I just have to put up with changing it or using a DNS changer. If thats the solution which is the best one.

 

Cheers (& Thanks in advance)

 

 

 

Kevin


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  Reply # 2029387 4-Jun-2018 19:56
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Realistically you'd let your router handle dns4me so you don't have to manually set the client to use dns4me


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  Reply # 2029389 4-Jun-2018 19:57
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why do you set dns4me rather than setting it in the router?





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  Reply # 2029398 4-Jun-2018 20:10
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Hi, I'm in the AirNZ Lounge, As far as I know, I can't set their (AirNZ) router options. If I can, please tell me how.

 

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  Reply # 2029401 4-Jun-2018 20:14
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That's what people are asking. Why do you have DNS4Me on your device?

 

Why not use DNS4ME on your router (at home most likely) - unless you want to use DNS4ME anywhere (in which case you have to keep changing the network on the service settings anyway)?







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  Reply # 2029402 4-Jun-2018 20:15
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Added...; Yes , at my house my Router handles the DNS queries (DNS4me IP addresses), when I'm at other locations (McDonalds, friends, Wellington Domestic Koru etc) I can connect to their wifi offering without needing to do this.

 

 


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  Reply # 2029403 4-Jun-2018 20:16
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Use a VPN when you on their network. That should bypass the DNS block.


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  Reply # 2029404 4-Jun-2018 20:16
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kevinrikys:

 

Added...; Yes , at my house my Router handles the DNS queries (DNS4me IP addresses), when I'm at other locations (McDonalds, friends, Wellington Domestic Koru etc) I can connect to their wifi offering without needing to do this.

 

 

If you have DNS4ME on your router at home, why not leave your device with automatic DNS? It will work everywhere.





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  Reply # 2029405 4-Jun-2018 20:17
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kevinrikys:

 

Added...; Yes , at my house my Router handles the DNS queries (DNS4me IP addresses), when I'm at other locations (McDonalds, friends, Wellington Domestic Koru etc) I can connect to their wifi offering without needing to do this.

 

 

 

 

Alternatively setup a vpn service into your own network at home if you don't have a vpn.


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  Reply # 2029409 4-Jun-2018 20:26
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You can't use 3rd party DNS servers on Koru WiFi. Many hotspots will prevent the use of 3rd party DNS for a myriad of reasons.

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 2029426 4-Jun-2018 20:33
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What I find is that this is (AirNZ AKL Int Koru) is the only wifi service I need to do that with. I connect to a large number of non-home wifi networks in my travels and don't need to change my DNS settings to connect.. I'd rather have DNS4me loaded at device level and be able to watch Super Tiddlywinks games etc without reconfiguring for every new "Automatic DNS" location.

 

Does anyone have any experience with DNS changers may be the more appropriate question.

 

 

 

Also it's important to place my knowledge in this tech at "enough to be dangerous" so slightly below noobie.




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  Reply # 2029428 4-Jun-2018 20:36
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Cheers team, 

 

I have a feeling I'm just lucky in striking wifi without 3rd party DNS blocks.

 

I'd accept thats the norm based on your comments.

 

I'm still curious why I can connect at Wellington Domestic tho.


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  Reply # 2029444 4-Jun-2018 20:44
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It is likely that the Auckland International Airport Koru Lounge is running an enterprise wireless network with the following settings:

 

  • Require DHCP (this means that if you use static IP addressing your traffic is blocked).
  • Allow DNS traffic to allowed DNS sources (most likely local servers).
  • Drop all other DNS traffic.

I have deployed this type of configuration at a number of sites so it isn't uncommon.

 

You are an unmanaged user (high risk) on a non-domain device (high risk).  This is why more restrictions are applied to you.


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  Reply # 2029464 4-Jun-2018 21:38
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kevinrikys:

 

Does anyone have any experience with DNS changers may be the more appropriate question.

 

 

I used (IIRC) DNS Jumper a long while back. Seemed to work fine.

 

But if you're just changing between a couple of options (DNS auto and DNS set to a specific address) you can write yourself a short batch script pretty easily. Instructions are in this thread.


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  Reply # 2029467 4-Jun-2018 22:05
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I recommend QuickSetDNS to quickly change DNS settings.  Very easy to set up and use.


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  Reply # 2029469 4-Jun-2018 22:06
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Crowdie:

 

It is likely that the Auckland International Airport Koru Lounge is running an enterprise wireless network with the following settings:

 

  • Require DHCP (this means that if you use static IP addressing your traffic is blocked).
  • Allow DNS traffic to allowed DNS sources (most likely local servers).
  • Drop all other DNS traffic.

I have deployed this type of configuration at a number of sites so it isn't uncommon.

 

You are an unmanaged user (high risk) on a non-domain device (high risk).  This is why more restrictions are applied to you.

 



 

I bet they'll using (and enforcing) some form of DNS filtering service, i.e Cisco Umbrella, Zscaler Shift, or Akamai ETP


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