Your modem or router will automatically use the DNS servers provided by your internet service provider. Most users who are not truly interested in these intricacies will find this configuration suitable.
The methods listed below allow you to change the router’s DNS server at any time.
1. On your PC, launch Chrome or another online browser.
2. In the browser’s address field, type the router’s IP address and hit the Enter key.
IP Address of Router in Browser Bar
Note: The IP address does not begin with http://
3. To log into your router, enter the Username and Password on the router login screen.
The router login page
4. Upon logging in to the router, the precise position of the DNS Settings page will vary depending on the router’s maker.
- Setup > Lan Setup in Cisco
- Internet > Setup for D-Link
- Setup > Basic Setup, Linksys
- Basic > Internet for Netgear
- DHCP > DHCP Settings on TP-LINK
- Belkin: WAN > DNS
5. You might have to switch to Manual Setup after you locate the DNS settings option.
Change your DNS settings to manual
6. When you go to Manual, you can type in your new DNS entries. In our example, we changed to Google DNS by typing 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 in DNS1 and DNS2, respectively.
the DNS settings on your router to Google DNS
Enter 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 as your primary and secondary DNS servers to switch to Cloudflare. Enter 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 for Open DNS.
7. After making your changes, click Save Changes and watch them take effect.
Your devices’ internet connectivity may be disrupted for roughly five minutes after updating the router’s DNS server.
Before attempting to connect to the internet, make sure you have cleared the browser cache on your computer.