How do you change the DNS setting in Dell Netextender on a home computer

I have an existing installation of Dell Netextender on my home computer and need to know how to change the DNS setting.  

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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAsked:
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Blue Street TechLast KnightCommented:
Hi J.R.,

It sounds like you don't have admin access to the SonicWALL...is that correct?

NetExtender DNS is provided by the SonicWALL's SSL-VPN Client Access configurations page within the SonicWALL. If you have admin access to the SonicWALL go to SSL-VPN > Client Access > Client Settings tab, then modify the DNS servers accordingly. Keep in mind changing this will affect all users who use the SSL-VPN.

If you don't have SonicWALL admin access, you may be able to change the virtual NIC adapter on your home computer, but I've never tried.

What is the reason behind needing to change the DNS...knowing that may help in providing another solution thay may work.

Let me know if you have any questions!
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
https://www.sonicwall.com/en-us/support/knowledge-base/170505646373386

you need to to do this on the firewall ssl vpn settings
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
I used to have a Sonicwall, but now it is a Netgear.  Which explains why I cannot edit it.  I used the Netextender to remotely connect to my office.  I know there are many programs out there to connect remotely, what you would suggest?
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Blue Street TechLast KnightCommented:
Delete the NetExtender; it is a SonicWALL specific product.

NETGEAR has abandon their business line altogether because they can't keep up with technology threats...if you are the admin, I strongly recommend getting a new SonicWALL to replace the NETGEAR ASAP.

In terms of gaining remote access... if you need it only for a few devices get TeamViewer free edition or LogMeIn.

If you need to connect to the network (NETGEAR), I wouldn't recommend using any product because the NETGEAR is insecure and runs SHA1 an officially cracked hash on top of which the Proposal Exchange (Aggressive Mode) has been officially cracked as well. Basically, it is very  insecure to connect to the network with a NETGEAR in place. If you want to connect regardless, you can you the NETGEAR client (https://www.netgear.com/support/) or a Windows client.
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
thanks for the advice.  Any recommendations for a home version of Sonicwall.  Isn't Cisco a Sonicwall product?
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
Sonicwall is owned by Dell.  You will need to add a client that matches your firewall specifications or another connection methedology like TeamViewer or Logmein
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
There has got to be a solution as good as Sonicwall that is not so expensive.  Do you have an option?
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Blue Street TechLast KnightCommented:
@Paul Solovyovsky -
Sonicwall is owned by Dell.  You will need to add a client that matches your firewall specifications or another connection methedology like TeamViewer or Logmein
SonicWALL is a privately held company. They were previously acquired by DELL in 2012 until 2016 when they were forced to liquidate their larger acquisitions, which included SonicWALL among others, in order to put together enough cash to close one of the largest tech deals of all time...the DELL EMC acquisition. Not sure if you missed my post but i already posted about LMI & Teamviewer.

Nope. SonicWALL is one of the best in terms of security and price. They are the only vendor capable of running RTDMI (Real-Time Deep Memory Inspection) and catch about 500 attacks per day that are leveraging Spectre & Meltdown exploits.

If you want to stop Ransomware, Zero-Day attacks, Cerber, and unknown threats at the gateway - SonicWALL is your best bet IMO.

Now if you don't care about security there are a plethora of cheap firewalls, but I thought you were connecting from home to a business, correct?
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Yes I'm concerned about security. Connecting to the office normally I use Citrix which is totally secure but if it goes down I need another option. What about adding additional software to the Netgear
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Blue Street TechLast KnightCommented:
Connecting to the office normally I use Citrix which is totally secure but if it goes down I need another option. What about adding additional software to the Netgear
Citrix being totally secure...maybe, maybe not...we'd really need to evaluate that configuration to determine. But regardless is NETGEAR at your office? If so, then you are stuck with that until you upgrade it to something far more secure. You can't add software to the NETGEAR and they stopped adding firmware updates which could potentially have bolstered more security but again they have abandoned the entire business segment to focus on residential gear.

Again, if you want a second option and your requirement is only to login to a few servers opposed to the entire network, then use TeamViewer or LogMeIn. In both cases you'd install them on the servers/workstations you want to login to and then another installation on your remote computer.

Let me know if you have any other questions!
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Just for clarification the Netgear is at home. All of our locations in the office all use SonicWALL
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Blue Street TechLast KnightCommented:
Oh OK! Thanks for clarifying. So going back to your original question, "how do I change the DNS in NetExtender"...I already answered that in my first comment: https:#a42495066 That addresses everything!
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help l will award the points
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Blue Street TechLast KnightCommented:
My pleasure! Glad I could help...thanks for the points!
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