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    Re: Stacking vpn and ad-blocking dns static ip addresses?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    You are not anonymous Your ISP and bank know you are getting internet!
    *Sigh*. I know.

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    What ads are you blocking btw? Dont really understand that part. Does it mean you dont have any ads at all on websites? Wont websites just deny you access?
    I never see ads when I'm using Chrome on a laptop. I'm not super clear on the details, but there are anti-ad lists that things like u-block-origin, PIA's Mace, Alternate DNS and Adguard use. In the end, ads simply don't exist for me on Chrome. I think U-block-origin must have special ninja skills, because everywhere else I still see youtube ads. Not so on Chrome.

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    Re: Stacking vpn and ad-blocking dns static ip addresses?

    Quote Originally Posted by holbritter View Post
    Seriously, spit coffee out lol, when I scrolled to this. Here I was reading and thinking, OMG you are so over your head...is this even english? When I read yours. Thanks, my head was going to explode.
    If it makes you feel any better, all those cool terms I used didn't amount to anything anyway. Openvpn eventually resulted in an unstable connection, rendering all my efforts useless in the end. So if you had just spent your time drinking beer while I plugged away on DNS and compression settings, you and I would have ended up in the same place. Only you would be drunk and I'm just angry and annoyed.

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    Re: Stacking vpn and ad-blocking dns static ip addresses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    *Sigh*. I know.



    I never see ads when I'm using Chrome on a laptop. I'm not super clear on the details, but there are anti-ad lists that things like u-block-origin, PIA's Mace, Alternate DNS and Adguard use. In the end, ads simply don't exist for me on Chrome. I think U-block-origin must have special ninja skills, because everywhere else I still see youtube ads. Not so on Chrome.
    Worries me a bit to be honest. No "ad-blocking" system is perfect, and by putting it in the router, you have zero control over it. What sites does it block other than the obvious ads? For example, a common issue is banking sites. Some banks use to rely on "pop up" windows or new tab to login to online banking. Ad blockers had a tendency to block these attempts so you needed controls to deactivate the ad-blocker on said site.

    Also a newer popular thing is, sites detecting ad-blocking software and demanding you disable it to view the content. How long till they are able to do the same for router based ad-blocking systems?

    Basically dont like the inability to control things easily.
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    Re: Stacking vpn and ad-blocking dns static ip addresses?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Worries me a bit to be honest. No "ad-blocking" system is perfect, and by putting it in the router, you have zero control over it. What sites does it block other than the obvious ads? For example, a common issue is banking sites. Some banks use to rely on "pop up" windows or new tab to login to online banking. Ad blockers had a tendency to block these attempts so you needed controls to deactivate the ad-blocker on said site.

    Also a newer popular thing is, sites detecting ad-blocking software and demanding you disable it to view the content. How long till they are able to do the same for router based ad-blocking systems?

    Basically dont like the inability to control things easily.
    I understand, but I'm faced with the same thing regardless of the DNS address I use. Right now I've gone with Adguard, and their privacy policy specifically states that they won't share my browsing history with third parties. Alternate DNS was quite clear in their privacy policy that I had no privacy.

    Regarding my ability to use financial sites, I don't usually have a problem. Every one in a while Ublock-origin will break a site and I'll have to open it in my non-security-decked-out browser, Safari.

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    Re: Stacking vpn and ad-blocking dns static ip addresses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I'll have to open it in my non-security-decked-out browser, Safari.
    Screw the site then... Safari is soooo bad and infected with Apple spying tools !!!
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    Re: Stacking vpn and ad-blocking dns static ip addresses?

    Cardinal;1067871895]I'm getting a dd-wrt router so that I can configure a vpn at the router level and anonymize all devices on my network at once. Just to follow along, here are the instructions I'll be following when the router arrives in the mail:

    https://www.privateinternetaccess.co...dd-wrt-openvpn

    Which is all relatively straight forward, except that I also want to adblock all devices on my network as well, which requires putting in Alternate DNS's static ip's.

    [QUOTEThe only problem is it looks like I'm told to fill in three separate static ip addresses for the vpn, which doesn't appear to leave any fields left for Alternate DNS.[/QUOTE]

    Test test

    Additional confusion: As it currently stands, I have Alternate DNS configured on my router right now, but I also have the PIA client running on my computer, which means that somehow, somewhere, PIA's own DNS address is running, doing its vpn thing, while Alternate DNS is simultaneously blocking ads to all my devices. If possible how do I push everything onto the router?
    Test

    Bonus question: Let's say what I want is even possible. While Alternate DNS is an extremely effective adblocker, it's absolutely vicious about disrespecting privacy. It makes no bones about the fact that the user is the product and their business is collecting your browsing history for selling to third parties. So the question is, if I'm using Alternate DNS's static ip and encrypting all of my traffic through PIA at the same time, can Alternate DNS see my browsing before it hits the vpn tunnel, or does the vpn tunnel sit between me and Alternate DNS, therefore disguising my browsing from everybody (but the vpn of course)?

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    Re: Stacking vpn and ad-blocking dns static ip addresses?

    Quote Originally Posted by can2man View Post
    Cardinal;1067871895]I'm getting a dd-wrt router so that I can configure a vpn at the router level and anonymize all devices on my network at once. Just to follow along, here are the instructions I'll be following when the router arrives in the mail:

    https://www.privateinternetaccess.co...dd-wrt-openvpn

    Which is all relatively straight forward, except that I also want to adblock all devices on my network as well, which requires putting in Alternate DNS's static ip's.
    Test

    [QUOTEThe only problem is it looks like I'm told to fill in three separate static ip addresses for the vpn, which doesn't appear to leave any fields left for Alternate DNS.
    Test test



    Test

    Bonus question: Let's say what I want is even possible. While Alternate DNS is an extremely effective adblocker, it's absolutely vicious about disrespecting privacy. It makes no bones about the fact that the user is the product and their business is collecting your browsing history for selling to third parties. So the question is, if I'm using Alternate DNS's static ip and encrypting all of my traffic through PIA at the same time, can Alternate DNS see my browsing before it hits the vpn tunnel, or does the vpn tunnel sit between me and Alternate DNS, therefore disguising my browsing from everybody (but the vpn of course)?[/QUOTE]

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    Re: Stacking vpn and ad-blocking dns static ip addresses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    I found it really simple actually once you know how basic Linux commands work and you get SSH configured which is not hard if you find the right instructions. It sounds a lot less complicated than what you are doing and you would not have to worry about privacy or anything.
    Easy for you. Like giving one directions to a place, it is so easy to get there. Just follow this road to where the old train station used to be, turn left..........................................
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    Re: Stacking vpn and ad-blocking dns static ip addresses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    One set of instructions at lifehacker requires that I own a raspberry pi first, while this site, https://pi-hole.net/, either assumes I'm smart enough to know that I need to own a raspberry pi first, or it's asking me to run it on my computer. And then there's the danger of "piping to bash" I have no idea what that means, but it sounds either super awesome or super terrifying. Second point: the instructions at pi-hole.net is telling me to put its static ip in the router, which brings me back to the original problem, which is that PIA wants to hog all three static ip fields.



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    Re: Stacking vpn and ad-blocking dns static ip addresses?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    *Sigh*. I know.



    I never see ads when I'm using Chrome on a laptop. I'm not super clear on the details, but there are anti-ad lists that things like u-block-origin, PIA's Mace, Alternate DNS and Adguard use. In the end, ads simply don't exist for me on Chrome. I think U-block-origin must have special ninja skills, because everywhere else I still see youtube ads. Not so on Chrome.
    I use FF and never see adds aside from those on YouTube.
    Quote Originally Posted by RAMOSS View Post
    I hope to die in my sleep like my grandfather, not screaming in terror like my grandfather's passengers.

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