PIA + Comcast DNS = no connections, can that be true?

edited March 9 in Other Devices VPN Setup Posts: 4
Hey, I'm running with an RT-AC68W on AsusMerlin firmware behind a Comcast cable modem. Last week I upgraded the firmware to the latest version and had a problem with PIA -- all the sudden my VPN wouldn't connect. I didn't see any obvious errors and after trying a few things I left it for a bit and began to configure the rest of the network. Then I remembered that as part of the upgrade I did a factory reset which wiped all my tweaks. One of those tweaks was a DNS change under the LAN/DHCP tab. So I changed the DNS from blank to Google DNS to test and the VPN worked. 

I guess my first question is was a DNS change part of the PIA configuration? Embarrassing for me if true because I missed it totally. If not, is Comcast blocking anything? 
Post edited by bach on


  • Posts: 627
    PIA has their own DNS servers. They are located at and It is possible that you might have had those configured in your router and you forgot.
Sign In or Register to comment.