Override DNS on Mobile device

snugam

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Anyone know if there is a way to override the Primary / Secondary DNS settings on mobile device, whether on "firmware" level or O/S level. Any ideas welcome.
 

jsheed_sa

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* Custom DHCP pool at router level with custom DNS.
* Root device and edit hosts file if possible (if you want to point certain domains / hosts to other ip's).
 
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envo

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What jsheed said. The only way (without rooting your device) is to control the wireless access point and override the DNS there
 

snugam

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thank you for the suggestion, have already considered; the problem is, we're working with a device that uses a simcard to connect to the cel network where we don't have wifi as an alternative.

Is there a way that for instance Vodacom can be requested to provide a private data network, without actually having to create a VPN, but for specific numbers/sim's on their network?
 

sajunky

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Vodacom can do it, but I don't think they will. Problem is with 3G/4G device, it should give such option. The same comment from envo applies when you don't have wireless access point, but ordinary Ethernet router.
 
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