1. Chris Carpenter's Avatar
    Its almost 2015 now and yet we still can't set custom DNS settings for a particular WiFi connection. I just don't understand how this basic networking is not included. I was hoping in Lollipop it would be fixed. Apple makes this very easy. Open the WiFi connection > go to DNS > changes settings > enjoy. Better yet is that it remembers the settings upon disconnecting and reconnecting to the WiFi connection. I don't want to set Static IPs on my devices. I have multiple DNS servers in the office and I routinely need to change my settings. And no I don't want to download some third party app just to manage my DNS settings. Or setup DNS Leases for each of my devices. Come on Google this is basic networking.

    Just frustrating is all because every Windows, OS X, Linux, IOS device can do this except Android...

    Any suggestions by anyone is appreciated.
    12-04-2014 04:05 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Android isn't designed for network admins, it's designed for people one step technically advanced from iStuff users. Someone has to write a pure *nix ROM that's adaptable to Android hardware, then all these little problems would disappear. You'd just set the DNS for wlan0 or write a script or little program to give you a choice from a list. (Which you can actually do now from a terminal app.)
    12-04-2014 04:27 PM
  3. Chris Carpenter's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply, but all iDevices do support this along with every other major OS out there. This is what is frustrating me. Sure we could write some scripts but at the end of the day shouldn't have this been included on day 1?

    Don't get me wrong I love this new lollipop update I was just really hoping they would have fixed this DNS issue.

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    12-04-2014 06:31 PM
  4. N4Newbie's Avatar
    ...Don't get me wrong I love this new lollipop update I was just really hoping they would have fixed this DNS issue.
    All that one can say is, I suppose they do not see an issue that needs fixing...

    As you point out, there are a number of third-party apps out there; I suppose at least s few of them support Lollipop or soon will.

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    12-05-2014 04:50 AM
  5. Ramast Magdy's Avatar
    If your phone is rooted you can use this solution that involve iptables, mentioned here
    Revisions to How to change mobile connections&#39;s DNS on Android KitKat? - Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange
    I use this app as my firewall https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ndroidfirewall and it allow me to add custom iptables rules so I added the one for dns there and lived happily ever after
    11-07-2016 09:06 PM

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