Quick Answer: Is Smart DNS Better Than VPN?

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What is smart DNS and VPN?

Both a SmartDNS and a VPN can help you access geo-restricted content. SmartDNS is basically a proxy server you connect to while a VPN creates a private, encrypted tunnel that reroutes your traffic.

Is there anything better than a VPN?

There is only one alternative, Physically Private Networking. PPNs are used a lot where VPNs simply aren’t good enough. In its broadest sense, a VPN is not a secure connection, it’s simply a private network that exists between two or more machines that exists virtually rather than physically.

What is a smart DNS?

Why Would I Use a Smart DNS Proxy Service to Unblock Blocked Websites? So you can unblock any regional blocked website from any device including your PC, Laptop, Kindle Fire, Apple TV, Gaming Console, Smart Phone, Android device and most other Internet capable devices.

Does VPN use DNS?

VPN’s are (typically) like an additional IP stack on your system, and can have a separate DNS server address configured. But not all systems do this. If your VPN does assign a new DNS – for example by using DHCP option 6 “DNS Server” – then you can have different DNS servers for the VPN and for Internet.

Does Smart DNS slow down internet?

A smart DNS on the other hand barely (if at all) has speed issues. A VPN will unblock everything that a smart DNS can, and more, but is generally slower, while a smart DNS is as fast as your regular internet connection, but it is focused on specific online content.

Now, it is true that your ISP might interfere with your Smart DNS usage if they use a Transparent DNS Proxy, but that doesn’t make the service illegal. A Smart DNS might even be legal in countries with oppressive governments that ban access to certain online content.

Can police track VPN?

Simple, they can see if you are connecting to a VPN server, courtesy of your ISP. They approach the VPN company and ask them to monitor you. If the VPN company is under their jurisdiction or would simply cooperate then they can hand over your activity logs. These companies can track you even if you use VPN.

Do ISP care if you use a VPN?

Your ISP CANNOT see which websites you visit and any other kind of data exchange you have over the internet if you are accessing the internet through a secure encrypted VPN tunnel. Everything from DNS resolution to request routing is done through the VPN server once the connection to the server is established.

Can you be tracked if you use a VPN?

A VPN encrypts the traffic from your machine to the exit point of the VPN network. A VPN isn’t therefore likely to protect you from an adversary like “Anonymous” unless they happen to be on the same local LAN as you. People can still trace you with other methods. your VPN can leak your real IP at times.