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Windows - Changing DNS Servers in the PIA App

Troubleshooting

Step 1: Disconnect

Ensure that you are Disconnect from the VPN

Step 2: Settings

Select the three vertical dots to view All Settings

Additionally you can press the down arrow at the bottom of the menu and scroll down to Quick setting box and select the three horizontal dots there.

Step 3: Network Connection

Within the settings window go to the Network Connections tab

Step 4: Change Network Preferences

Within this page you will see a drop-down menu under Name Servers. By Default, the PIA Client is auto connected to PIA’s DNS Servers. You can choose to use your existing DNS Settings or to Set Custom DNS settings from within this menu.

Please be aware that using your Existing or custom DNS Settings may expose your DNS traffic to third party.

Use Existing DNS:

Custom DNS:

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First published: 08/01/2019

Last updated: Sep 25, 2020 by Travis H