How to change router DNS server settings?

Changing Router’s DNS Server Settings

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It’s quite easy to change the settings of DNS Server in a router. But it’s differ from one brand to another brand & versions of router. In the following article, you will find the steps needed to change the DNS server on your router. Some of famous router brands are:
  • Linksys
  • NETGEAR
  • D-Link
  • ASUS
  • TP-LINK
  • Cisco
  • TRENDnet
  • Belkin
  • Buffalo
  • Google Wi-Fi
One by one we are going to see, how to change DNS Server settings of your router.

Linksys:

It doesn’t required a reboot in order for these DNS server changes to take effect, but do so if the router administration page requires you. It makes small changes to their admin page every time they release a series of new routers. Steps to be followed
Step1: Login in to the web-based administration section of the Linksys router.
Step2: Click Setup from the top menu.
Step3: Click Basic Setup from the Setup submenu.
Step4: In the Static DNS field 1, enter the main DNS server you want to use.
Step5: In the Static DNS field 2, enter the secondary DNS server you want to use.
Step6: The Static DNS 3 field can be left blank or you can add a primary DNS ever from another provider.
Step7: Click the Save Settings button at the bottom of the screen.
Step8: Click the Continue button on the next screen.

NETGEAR:

The Netgear router has used a number of different default gateway addresses for years, so if 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 does not work, find your model in NETGEAR's default password list. Although the procedure outlined above will work with most Netgear routers, one or two models may use a different method. Step1: Log in to the NETGEAR router manager page.
Step2: NETGEAR has two main interfaces with different ways to take the next step.
Step3: If you have a BASIC and ADVANCED tabs at the top, select Basic, then Internet options (on the left).
Step4: If you don't have those two tabs at the top, select Basic Settings.
Step5: Select the Use These DNS Servers option in the Domain Name Server (DNS) Address section.
Step6: In the Primary DNS field, enter the primary DNS server you want to use.
Step7: In the Secondary DNS field, use the secondary DNS server you want to use.
Step8: If your NETGEAR router provides you with a third DNS field, you can leave it blank or select a primary DNS server from another provider.
Step9: Click Apply to save the changes to the DNS server you just entered.

D-Link:

DNS server settings will change immediately but you may be asked to restart the router to complete the changes. Although most D-Link routers can be accessed through 192.168.0.1, some models use a different address by default. If the address does not work in your case, see the list of D-Link default passwords to find the default IP address of a specific model. Step1: Log in to your D-Link router using http://192.168.0.1
Step2: Select the Internet option on the left side of the page.
Step3: Select the Setup menu from the top of the page.
Step4: Find the Dynamic IP (DHCP) Internet Connection Type section and use the Primary DNS Address field to enter the primary DNS server you want to use.
Step5: Use the Secondary DNS Address field to enter the secondary DNS server you want to use.
Step6: Select the Save Settings button at the top of the page.

ASUS:

You will be able to access the configuration page for most ASUS routers with the address 192.168.1.1. If you have never changed your login information, try using the admin for both username and password. Step1: Log in to the admin page of the ASUS router.
Step2: From the left menu, click on WAN.
Step3: Select the Internet Connection tab at the top, right.
Step4: In the WAN DNS Setting section, enter the primary DNS server you want to use in the DNS Server1 text box.
Step5: Enter the secondary DNS server you want to use in the DNS Server2 text box.
Step6: Save the changes using the Apply button at the bottom of the page.

TP-LINK:

Step1: Log in to the configuration page of the TP-LINK router.
Step2: Select the DHCP option from the left menu.
Step3: Click the DHCP Settings option in the submenu of DHCP.
Step4: Use the Primary DNS field to enter the primary DNS server you want to use.
Step5: Use the Secondary DNS field to enter the secondary DNS server you want to use.
Step6: Select the Save button at the bottom of the page to save the changes.
One of the two IP addresses, as well as the accompanying instructions, will work with most TP-LINK routers. If not, search for your TP-LINK model at TP-LINK support page. In your router's dedicated manual, it will be the default IP you should use to connect, as well as details about the DNS change process.

Cisco:

Step1: Sign in to your Cisco router.
Step2: Click or tap the Setup option on the menu at the top of the page.
Step3: Choose the Lan Setup tab from the menu that's just below the Setup option.
Step4: In the LAN 1 Static DNS 1 field, enter the primary DNS server you want to use.
Step5: In the LAN 1 Static DNS 2 field, use the secondary DNS server you'd like to use.
Step6: Some Cisco routers may have a LAN 1 Static DNS 3 field. You can leave it blank or enter yet another DNS server.
Step7: Save the changes using the Save Settings button at the bottom of the page.
Find the manual that belongs with your exact Cisco router model, if still you have problem. Some models require slightly different steps to reach the DNS server settings, but the manual for your specific router is 100 percent correct for your model.

TRENDnet:

Step1: Sign in to your TRENDnet router at http://192.168.10.1.
Step2: Choose Advanced at the top of the page.
Step3: Select the Setup menu to the left.
Step4: Click or tap the Internet settings submenu under the Setup menu.
Step5: Choose the Enable option next to manually configure DNS.
Step6: Next to the Primary DNS box, enter the primary DNS server you want to use.
Step7: Use the Secondary DNS field for the secondary DNS server you'd like to use.
Step8: Save the settings with the Apply button.
These instructions should work for most TRENDnet routers but if you find that they don't, head to TRENDnet's support page and look for the PDF user guide for your model.

Belkin:

Step1: Sign in to your Belkin router.
Step2: Select DNS under the Internet WAN section from the menu on the left.
Step3: In the DNS Address field, enter the primary DNS server you want to use.
Step4: In the Secondary DNS Address field, enter the secondary DNS server you'd like to use.
Step5: Click or tap the Apply Changes button to save the changes.
You may be told to restart your router for the changes to take effect. If so, follow the on-screen prompts.

Buffalo:

Step1: Sign in to your Buffalo router at http://192.168.11.1.
Step2: Click or tap the advanced tab at the top of the page.
Step3: Choose WAN Configure on the left side of the page.
Step4: Next to the Primary field in the Advanced Settings section, enter the primary DNS server you want to use.
Step5: Next to the Secondary field, type the secondary DNS server you'd like to use.
Step6: Near the bottom of the page, choose Apply to save the changes.
If the administration IP address isn't working, or the other steps don't seem to be right for your particular Buffalo router model, you can find specific instructions in your router's user manual, available from the Buffalo support page.

Google Wi-Fi:

Step1: Open the Google Wi-Fi app on your mobile device.
Step2: Tap the upper-right menu item to enter the settings.
Step3: Scroll down to the Settings section and choose Network & General.
Step4: Tap Advanced networking in the Network section.
Step5: Choose the DNS item.
Step6: Google Wi-Fi uses Google's DNS servers by default, but you have the option to change the servers to your ISP's or a custom set.
Step7: Tap Custom to find two new text boxes.
Step8: Next to the Primary server text field, enter the DNS server you want to use with Google Wi-Fi.
Step9: Next to Secondary server, enter an optional secondary DNS server.
Step10: Tap the SAVE button at the top right side of the Google Wi-Fi app.
To access Google Wi-Fi, you have to use mobile. All the Google Wi-Fi mesh points connected to one network use the same DNS servers that you choose following the steps above. You can't pick different DNS servers for each Wi-Fi point.

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQ

Every router brand will definitely have a default IP address. You need to get that IP address and paste it in the browser address bar to open the router settings page.
To access the settings page of the router we need to have the admin credentials for it. You can find it at the back of the router.
First of all you have to login to the router settings page. If you have the admin credentials login to the router settings pagae and change the Wi-Fi crdentials.
You can get your Wi-Fi password in the router settings page. There will be a button to unhide the previous password given. Click on the unhide button to reveal the password.
Like the above answer you need to login to the router settings page to change your username and password.
Your Wi-Fi password can be found at the router settings page. You can view it by opening the settings page using the admin credentials.

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