Website Filter on Eero and Custom DNS on PC
My PC and Phone were both set to use google's DNS servers. My eero had content / website (porn) filtering enabled. When testing it out I noticed that my PC and phone were still able to access websites that should be blocked. When I removed the custom DNS from those devices, the filtering started working.
I thought eero intercepted all DNS traffic and re-routed it to the DNS servers configured on the eero? I called support and asked why the custom DNS settings on the device were being honored. They said that's just how it works. If I want to use content filtering, I have to remove custom DNS settings on my devices.
Is that correct? Or was this support rep mistaken? It seems a bit trivial for someone to defeat the content filtering just by changing the DNS servers on their device.
This post seems to say that it does intercept all DNS traffic and ignore the device's custom settings. Which is correct? Why were my PC and phone allowed to use their own DNS settings?
DNS (Domain Name System) is the service that allows you to use domain names like ‘eero.com’ instead of having to rely on IP addresses for accessing resources on the internet. Domain names are easier for us to remember and allow for more flexibility when hosting web sites on the internet.