Cloudflare recently published a blog post on how Oblivious DNS over HTTPS (ODoH) works. According to the blog post, the purpose of ODoH is to separate the DNS queries from the originating IP addresses, preventing the DoH provider from seeing who’s sending the DNS requests. Thus improved privacy for clients. Schematically, this is how it […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
You can use either the CleanBrowsing free plan or a paid plan on the pcWRT router. If you are using the free plan, simply choose one of the three free content filters offered by CleanBrowsing from the DNS service dropdown list (on the Access Control page). You can create multiple Access Control profiles on the […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
DNS over HTTPS (DoH) is an important security addition to the DNS. It encrypts your DNS queries, preventing third parties (e.g., your ISP) from seeing and collecting data about what web sites you are visiting. The encryption also protects your DNS queries from being hijacked by hackers. As of v2.2.1, we’ve added support for DNS […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Why does DOH (DNS over HTTPS) interfere with parental control? Unlike traditional DNS queries, which are sent to servers via a plain text connection, DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) requests are sent over an encrypted HTTPS connection. It was introduced mainly because of the privacy benefits that come with the data encryption. However, since many parental control systems […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Blocking the TikTok app on the router with a DNS block list has been evasive for some people. There were multiple block lists available and the list of domains seemed to be changing over time. A recent reddit post reported that none of the available block lists worked. There were even rumors that TikTok was […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
What is a DNS leak test Even after you connect to a VPN, your DNS queries might still be sent to your ISP instead of your VPN service. This situation is called a DNS leak. DNS leak tests will tell you who your DNS provider is. You’ll find multitude of DNS leak test sites when […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Out of the box, the pcWRT router supports three VPN protocols: OpenVPN, IKEv2 and WireGuard. If a VPN service offers methods to manually configure connections for one of these protocols, there’s a good chance it is supported by the pcWRT router. The table below lists the results of our compatibility tests with VPN service providers […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Download Windscribe VPN WireGuard configuration files Log in to your Windscribe account. Click the Download button. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click WireGuard in the “Config Generators” section. Choose a server location and port, then click Download Config. Create a Windscribe VPN WireGuard connection Log in the pcWRT management console, click […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Download root CA certificates for Windscribe VPN IKEv2 connections Windscribe VPN server certificates are signed by Let’s Encrypt. You need to download two certificates and paste them into one file (named lets-encrypt-chain.pem in screenshots below): https://letsencrypt.org/certs/lets-encrypt-r3-cross-signed.pem.txt https://letsencrypt.org/certs/trustid-x3-root.pem.txt Get Windscribe IKEv2 server host and login credentials Log in to Windscribe Click the Download button. Scroll down […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Download Windscribe OpenVPN configuration files Log in to your Windscribe account. Go to the OpenVPN Config Generator: https://windscribe.com/getconfig/openvpn Select the server, protocol, port and cipher (AES-GCM is preferred), then click Download Config. Click Get Credentials to get your username/password for the OpenVPN connection. Add a Windscribe OpenVPN connection Log on the pcWRT console, open the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.