DNS servers (or Domain Name System) is what the internet use to find the website you are trying to visit. It is like the Yellow Pages of the internet which translates the website you are trying to visit (For example vilfo.com) into the IP-address where the website is located.

Vilfo will seamlessly assign you a DNS address from either your ISP (if not connected to a VPN), or one provided by your VPN provider (if connected to a VPN) to prevent a DNS leak. It is therefore recommended that you have Vilfo set as the DNS server on your devices — even if doing so is completely voluntary.

Note! If you do not wish to use the DNS address provided by your ISP, Vilfo also offers the option to manually change the DNS used by Vilfo over WAN.

Change DNS servers to Vilfo's

Windows

  1. Open the Control Panel
  2. Go to Network and Internet -> Network and Sharing Center -> Change adapter settings
  3. Right-click on the network adapter you use and then click on Properties. Normally the network adapter you use is called either Ethernet or Wi-Fi depending on if you're connecting using a network cable or Wi-Fi.
  4. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then click on Properties
  5. Select Obtain DNS server addresses automatically
  6. Click on OK

Mac OS X

  1. Go to the Apple menu and select System Preferences
  2. Choose the Network
  3. Select whether you're connected over Wi-Fi or Ethernet on the left side
  4. Click on Advanced
  5. Choose the DNS tab at the top of the screen
  6. Remove the set DNS addresses
  7. Click on the OK button
  8. Click on Apply

iPhone

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Click on Wi-Fi
  3. Click on Vilfo's network in the list of networks
  4. Under DNS, click on Configure DNS
  5. Click on Automatic and then Save

Android

  1. Go to Settings -> WiFi
  2. Press and hold the network you're connected to
  3. When a new screen pops up, tap Modify Network
  4. If needed, check Advanced
  5. If Static is set, change to DHCP and then Save

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