Changing the DNS server on your EdgeRouter can be a beneficial step in optimizing your network’s performance and security. Whether you want to use a specific DNS provider, enhance browsing speed, or protect against potential threats, this tutorial will guide you through the process of changing your DNS server settings.
Step 1: Accessing the EdgeRouter Configuration
Before we dive into changing the DNS server, we need to access the EdgeRouter’s configuration interface. Here’s how:
- Open a web browser on a device connected to your EdgeRouter network.
- Type the IP address of your EdgeRouter into the address bar. The default IP address is usually 192.168.1.1.
- Press Enter to load the login page.
- Enter your username and password to log in. If you haven’t changed these before, use the default credentials (usually ubnt for both).
- Navigate to the “Services” tab in the top menu.
Step 2: Configuring DNS Server Settings
Now that we have accessed the configuration interface, let’s proceed with changing the DNS server:
Select “DHCP Server”
Edit “DNS Server”
Enter DNS Server Details
In this section, you will find various options related to DHCP settings.
In this section, you will see a field labeled “DNS Server”. This is where you can specify your desired DNS server(s).
Type the IP address(es) of your preferred DNS server(s) into the “DNS Server” field.
You can use a single DNS server or multiple servers by separating each IP address with a comma.
Click the “Save” button to apply the changes and update the DNS server settings on your EdgeRouter.
Step 3: Verifying DNS Configuration
To ensure that your new DNS server settings are correctly applied, follow these steps:
- Open a web browser on any device connected to your EdgeRouter network.
- Navigate to a website you haven’t visited before or clear your browser’s cache.
- Type the URL of the website and press Enter to load it.
- If the website loads successfully, congratulations! Your EdgeRouter is now using the configured DNS server(s).
- If there are any issues, double-check the entered DNS server addresses and repeat Steps 1 and 2 if necessary.
Congratulations! You have successfully changed your DNS server settings on your EdgeRouter.
By customizing your DNS configuration, you can enjoy enhanced browsing speed, improved security, and greater control over your network’s functionality. Remember, you can always revert back to default settings if needed.
We hope this tutorial has been helpful in guiding you through the process. If you have any further questions or encounter any difficulties, feel free to consult the official Ubiquiti documentation or reach out to their support team.