After reading my guide, did you change the dns server on your computer and did you find big improvements? Would you like to have the same improvements on all devices in your home but don’t want to configure them all? There is a much simpler way which is to set DNS address on the Router. This is because, save a different configuration, each home device that will connect to your router will have automatically configured the router’s DNS server.
Before starting to see how to change DNS router I just want to remind you what a DNS server is for. A DNS server is actually a computer that literally “translates” the names of the sites into IP addresses; without these DNS servers that you unknowingly use every day, web browsing would be a real nightmare. When you connect to the internet and write a web address you actually ask the DNS server to translate it into an IP address to connect. And if the address to which you want to connect has been obscured (for example because it violates copyright law) then the DNS server will not allow this translation and you will not be able to access the site. Setting the DNS address on the Router will also allow you to access sites that are blocked in Italy (using an international DNS server).
- Set DNS address on the Router
- Which DNS server to choose
- Log in to the router
- Change DNS router
Set DNS address on the Router
Which DNS server to choose
In this guide you will find the list of the best international and Italian DNS. I advise you to choose an international server to overcome national blackouts that is also reliable; from this point of view Google and Open DNS are to be considered the best free international DNS servers.
Log in to the router
To set the DNS address on the Router you will need to change the router settings from its control panel; nothing complicated, the entire procedure can be performed directly from your home PC or even from your smartphone using the web browser you prefer (for example firefox or internet explorer).
So, first of all, open the web browser and enter the IP address of your router, if you don’t know it, write 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 ; these are the addresses normally used by the router but if it does not respond to these addresses do not worry and read this guide to find the correct address of your router.
Once you have found the correct IP address you will be in front of the router login page and you will need to enter the user and password to access the router control panel. If you have never changed the router administrator password, try entering “admin” as User and “admin” as password. If that doesn’t work, read this guide to try to figure out how to enter the router without knowing the administrator password.
Change DNS router
Were you able to enter the router’s control panel? Well now it’s time to set DNS address on the Router; what you have to do is look for the section in which the DNS entry is contained (it could also be called DNS Server or Primary DNS depending on the brand of the router). Once you have identified the section to change DNS router, set the DNS fields with the IP addresses of the DNS server; for example, if you have decided to use the google dns server, enter the value 18.104.22.168 in the primary DNS (or DNS 1) and the value 22.214.171.124 in the secondary DNS.
Once you have finished changing the DNS router, press the Apply (or save) button and restart the router to make the changes effective.
If you have difficulty in finding the section to change the DNS server on the router then consult the support pages of the router manufacturer ( Friz! Box , Netgear , Asus , d-link , TP-Link ) or directly the instruction manual .
So in conclusion, to increase internet speed and at the same time access blacked-out sites in Italy you will need to choose an international dns server. If you want to avoid having to set the international dns server on all home devices, you can directly set the DNS address on the Router and all the devices connected in wifi, save a different configuration they will use this dns. To set the DNS address on the Router, access the router control panel via the web and in the appropriate section enter the IPs of the DNS servers as described in this guide.