I have a TP Link SafeStream router.
I set my DNS setting in my router under WAN configuration on the same page as PPPOE authentication to 126.96.36.199. Now the connection is properly established and the router shows the following:
Connection status Connected IP address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx subnet
Mask 255.255.255.255 Standard gateway xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx primary
DNS 188.8.131.52 Secondary DNS 184.108.40.206
It should be noted that I have hidden my IP address, the actual address is obviously contained in the router information 🙂
Here's my problem, when I look at the router system logs, I see the following:
WAN1: IPCP negotiation succeeded. (Local=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, Peer=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, DNS1=MY ISP's DNS SERVER, DNS2=MY ISP's DNS SERVER2, MTU=1492)
Again, I've replaced my ISP's DNS servers with wildcard names, but you got the idea … the authentication process seems to override my DNS preference.
When I run a trace route, I also get a number of addresses from my ISP, but nothing to do with Cloudlflares 220.127.116.11 DNS.
I also set the DNS settings in my router's DHCP configuration and on individual devices. It doesn't seem like I can avoid this. I even tried to create a routing policy that forwards all DNS traffic to 18.104.22.168. However, the router's route information simply jumps from 22.214.171.124 to the DNS server of my Internet service provider …
Can I try something else? I know I could use a VPN, but I would prefer my entire network to just use 126.96.36.199
Any thoughts, comments or solutions would be greatly appreciated