Does 1:1:1:1 act as a VPN?


#1

I am trying to access a site that will only allow access via VPN. Can I use 1:1:1:1 for this?


#2

VPN access only is usually specific to one particular VPN. For that you will need access to that VPN and furthermore 1.1.1.1 is not a VPN anyhow, but simply a DNS resolver.


#3

One of my colleagues was able to access the site using a paid version of ExpressVPN. I was hoping I could use Cloudflare instead but it sounds like not. I was confused because when I added 1:1:1:1 to my iPhone the VPN icon appeared on my phone. That’s why I thought it might function as a VPN.


#4

Not sure what you mean by paid version, but the Cloudflare application on Android does register as VPN in order to control the DNS queries, but it still is not a VPN.


#5

Got it, ok, thank you:)


#6

If any forms of censorship/block is performed at DNS level, I guess changing DNS would work?


#7

Yes, as long as the IPs 1.1.1.1 or 1.0.0.1 aren’t blocked or hijacked by your provider or government.


#8

Well, the goal seems to be about bypassing some paywall and not poisoned DNS resolvers.