PIA Setup Win10 DNS Leaking

I have setup PIA in Windows 10.  I am behind a router who's DNS settings are set to Google.  In windows when going to https://ipleak.net/ I occasionally see my routers DNS leaking.  I see PIA IP correctly, then see the same IP in the DNS result plus 1 or more coming from my routers DNS settings.  How can fix this, well if it needs fixing.  Thanks!

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  • Posts: 89
    Hey @PIA_316

    You will just need to change to PIA's DNS. Here is a link describing how to do so. 

    Please let me know if this has helped :) 
  • Posts: 8
    Thanks! I will do that manually, but can I use those DNS settings for when I am not using VPN?
  • Posts: 8
    Ok I changed them, but still see 2 entries in the bottom DNS results.  Aren't you suppose to just see the IP address as DNS also and that's it?
  • edited October 26 Posts: 455
    Your computer should have no DNS addresses or it should have the PIA DNS address. One of the other. Check all your network interfaces to make sure there are no DNS addresses hard coded into the adapter.

    Your router should have no DNS addresses so remove the Google DNS addresses. It is not needed as the computer will handle the DNS request. You can use the PIA DNS even when you are not using VPN.

    In IPLeak.net you should see you public PIA IP address and only one DNS IP address which is the same as your Public IP address.

    If you see more than that, please list those DNS IP Addresses.
    Post edited by Omnibus_IV on
  • Posts: 8
    Thanks!  The leak test occasionally shows 1 of the DNS IP addresses of PIA 209.222.18.218.  As far as my router, I need other DNS than my ISP's for other computers in the network not using PIA VPN.
  • edited October 31 Posts: 8
    Hi I got everything setting working fine, but just curious on my event log, I see DNS Warnings "Name resolution for the name wpad.rr.com timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded." pointing to wpad.rr.com being Time Warner \ Spectrum related address of my ISP.  What is this and is this normal?
    Post edited by PIA_316 on
  • Posts: 265
    PIA_316 said:
    Hi I got everything setting working fine, but just curious on my event log, I see DNS Warnings "Name resolution for the name wpad.rr.com timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded." pointing to wpad.rr.com being Time Warner \ Spectrum related address of my ISP.  What is this and is this normal?
    That's normal, it's just Windows trying to autodetect proxy settings on your network and failing to do so.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_Proxy_Auto-Discovery_Protocol
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/library/cc995062.aspx
  • Posts: 8
    Ok thanks for the clarification on that.
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