Can I switch my DNS to go through OpenDNS through Viasat?

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I am trying to use open DNS instead of whatever via sat uses. Is there a way to configure that?
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Rick Payne

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Posted 12 months ago

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ExSatUser

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The traditional answer has been no.

However, if you run through a VPN, you can use whatever DNS you want. Just be advised your speeds will be slower as you will be bypassing the Viasat acceleration features.
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Rick Payne

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Thank you for your quick comment. My internets already fairly slow due to being in a bunch of hills.
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ExSatUser

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Hills has nothing to do with your speed. It is your location in which determines the beam which may or may not be more congested than another beam. The more congested the beam, the slower your internet will be at times.
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Wow.  That's unfortunate.  :(