Set Up Google DNS on a Router

Set Up Google DNS on a Router

How to Set Up Google DNS on a Router

Over the last couple of weeks since opening this site we have covered the benefits of VPN Services and DNS and how they benefit you when using Kodi. Another option open to you which could help, this blog on How to Set Up Goggle DNS on a Router.

When you type a Web address into your browser, your router silently sends the website to a Domain Name System server. This is the same as an add-on as they are all linked to a website.

The DNS server looks up the IP address and sends it back to your device.

Since a lookup must be performed every time you access a Web page or Add-on page on your device, the speed of DNS look ups affect the speed of your Internet access. Instead of using the DNS servers from your Internet Service Provider, you can set up the Google Public DNS service on your router to potentially improve browsing speed.

I came across this issue on quite a few occasions when working in tech support when a site/add-on went down it can take a while for the internet provider to update their DNS and for the website/add-on to work again. Over my years of seeing this first hand Virgin Media in the UK seems to be the slowest to update theirs. This can cause issues if you are seeing others using an add-on yet you are getting the dreaded Script Failed messages.

Below are a few easy steps to try.

Step 1.

Launch a browser and type the router’s local IP address to access the configuration pages. For example, type “http://192.168.1.1” and press “Enter.” Sign in to the router with an administrative username and password.
Step 2

Select the menu option that enables you to change the router’s network settings. For example, choose “Network” or “WAN” from the Setup menu.
Step 3

Locate the WAN configuration options, which should enable you to specify an IP address, subnet mask, gateway address and one or more DNS addresses. Replace the first DNS server address with “8.8.8.8.” Replace the second DNS server address with “8.8.4.4.” If there is a third DNS server address option and it contains a value, either erase the contents of the field or replace it with “0.0.0.0.”
Step 4

Save your changes and reboot the router. Launch a browser from a computer that connects to the Internet through the router and verify that you can successfully browse the Internet.

 

Why not check it out for yourself today and open up your device to the content that other around the world are enjoying everyday and could even improve your browsing speed .

Thanks for reading guys.

 

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Author: Sparky