Change DNS On Netgear Router

Proceed with the steps given below to change DNS on Netgear router.

  • Turn on and configure the Netgear router with your internet service provider.
  • Connect your router to your computer using an Ethernet cable or wireless connection as preferred.
  • For Ethernet connection, plug an Ethernet cable to the LAN port of the router and the other end to your computer’s Ethernet port.
  • If you are using a wireless Netgear router, connect your computer to the router’s network using the SSID and network key of the router.
  • The default network credentials will be available on the router’s label, on the rear side of the router.
  • On your Windows 10 computer, click on the Wi-Fi icon and search for the router’s network.
  • Choose your SSID and enter the network key of the wireless router. Then, click on the Connect button.
  • Go to the Admin panel to change the DNS settings on the router.
  • Launch your browser and type the IP address of the Netgear router in the address bar.
  • The default IP address of the Netgear router is 192.168.1.1.
  • If the IP address of the router is not available on the router’s label, press the Windows+R button together to open the Run dialog box.
  • Enter “cmd” in the Run dialog box. Then, click on the OK button.
  • When the Command Prompt window appears, type “ipconfig” and press the Enter key.
  • Open the router’s web setup page and enter the username and password. Then, click on the Sign in button.
  • The default username for the Netgearrouter is admin. Enter ‘password’ in the password field.
  • The web interface of your Netgear router will be displayed on the screen.
  • Navigate to the Advanced tab on the Setup page.
  • Select the Setup option on the left panel. Then, select the Internet Setup option from the list.
Change DNS On Netgear Router

  • If you are using an old Netgear router, click on the Setup tab and select Basic Settings.
  • In the Domain Name Server Address section, select the “Use These DNS Servers” option.
  • Enter the Primary DNS and Secondary DNS server numbers in the appropriate boxes.
  • Click the Start menu, and type “cmd” in the Search box.
  • Open the Command Prompt window and type “nslookup.” Then, press the Enter key.
  • Click on the Apply button after you have made the changes.
  • Wait until the settings are updated, and restart your router.
  • Connect your computer to the router after few seconds for better performance. If you need a remote assistance to change DNS on Netgear router, click the call button available on the screen.

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