Quick Set Up

Quick Set Up

Home Users

If you’re using Umbra Secure DNS, the setup should be fairly simple. You’ll need to log in to your router, find your DNS settings and override them to the primary and secondary we supplied. Domestic routers often have a sticker or card attached to them that details their network address, username and password.

Some ISP provided routers don’t allow users to change the DNS settings at the router, and may require you to assign them in the LAN/DHCP settings. If this is the case, the procedure is the same.

If you can’t find how to do this, feel free to Contact Us – we’ll be happy to help, and the experience will help us make our documentation better for everybody.

Small Business Users

Most ISPs provide similar equipment to home and small business users, so the above instructions are likely sufficient. If not, please see below.

Business Users

If you have a network or infrastructure team, or a managed service provider, simply providing a link to this documentation and the server addresses should be enough.

The server addresses you’ve been given should be configured as your DNS forwarders for any lookups not satisfied by your internal DNS servers.

If you use Active Directory, then the servers should be configured as forwarders in the DNS role and not handed out by the DHCP role. This is because Active Directory relies heavily on it’s internal DNS to function correctly, and some services (like login, DFS) may not function correctly without it. By using our servers as forwarders, any local DNS zones configured in Active Directory will be served correctly and only external zone queries will be passed to our servers.

If you use an internal LDAP system, or have your own internal DNS for other reasons, you should configure our servers as your forwarders (rather than using root hints). This will make sure any already existing DNS records are served correctly, while giving protection for external traffic.

If you use pfSense or OPNsense, you can either set our DNS servers as a system-wide forwarder for the entire network, or hand out our DNS servers using DHCP.

If you use Cisco Meraki, you can use our DNS servers in your VLAN or SSID configuration.