Hey CHLUI !
Dan's still working through this with the device team and they are yet to come back with an update as of yet. I'll forward this on myself to see if we can *bump them to get another update if they have one.
I'll keep you posted or get Dan to post back once he has an update 🙂
This is just appalling. Got my new Optus Router (F@ST 5366) and it seems they have gone to the effort of purposefully hijacking our DNS and not giving the option to change it. I refuse to use this router. I'm not sure if you just want to sell our data or it's something imposed by our increasingly authoritarian government, but this has to stop.
Can't wait for DNS over HTTPS to become the norm and for this absolute joke to come to and end. Privacy exists for a reason.
The fact that Optus have also taken months to respond with absolutely nothing in this thread is also a joke.
A really annoyed Optus customer.
I’ve been going back and forth with product to try and get a clear understanding of the current state of the GUI (just in in terms of the features that are currently locked) They’ve advised that the bug which was preventing customers from being able to create a DNS redirection entry has been resolved. Now, I’ve been told that a custom DNS cannot be set on a modem level (WAN). Rather, it needs to be setup on an individual device level.
For example, from the Network sharing centre on a Windows 10 PC. As for the reasoning behind this, it’s all related to Network security. For example, cross site forgery attacks or DNS hijacks which would direct all customer traffic to malicious server.
In saying that, we’re actually making an assessment on the benefit of enabling certain features and how best to mitigate any security risks.
Just got the modem today with connection and noticed this issue. Followed you instructions but found the following:
1. Can locate the DNS Modem settings page
2. The Enable is highlighted
3. Unable to edit the Primary or Secondary DNS servers
It appears the DNS configuration is locked down, which is annoying and not helpful.
Nothing yet guys.
We've been promised an update as soon as there's been progress, but nothing has come @Ray_YC and I's way.
Again, it's not something that they've guaranteed that they'll be enabling. Last we heard, they were making an assessment as to whether they'll allow customers to use a customer DNS on modem level.
Even if they do update the GUI to allow you to change it it wont make a difference, they are still rewriting packets on the way through the router.
nslookup to 18.104.22.168 from an externally hosted server
[root@vmx111 ~]$ nslookup
> server 22.214.171.124
Default server: 126.96.36.199
Correctly looks up the cloudflare IP
Lookup from PC behind Optus configured F@st 5366
Default Server: one.one.one.one
Points to Aus Gov copyright page IPs.
All the google devices rely on talking to Google's DNS servers (188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206) I've seen various problems when they cant.
I bet Optus fiddling the packets will cause problems for Google devices, amongst others.
Bring on DNS over TLS or DNS over HTTPs