How Do I Change My DNS Server Synology?


Larry Thompson

How Do I Change My DNS Server Synology?

If you have a Synology NAS device and want to change your DNS server settings, you’re in the right place. Changing your DNS server can help improve your internet connection speed, enhance security, and give you access to region-blocked content.

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to change your DNS server on a Synology NAS.

Step 1: Accessing Your Synology NAS Control Panel

To begin, open your preferred web browser and enter the IP address of your Synology NAS into the address bar. Press enter and wait for the login screen to appear.

Enter your username and password to log in to your NAS control panel.

Step 2: Opening Network Settings

Once logged in, locate and click on the “Control Panel” icon on the main dashboard. In the control panel window, find and click on “Network” under the “Connectivity” section.

Step 3: Configuring Your Network Settings

In the network settings window, click on the “General” tab if it’s not already selected. Here you will find various network-related options.

3.1: Ethernet (LAN) Settings

Under the “Ethernet (LAN)” section, click on the “Edit” button next to your LAN connection.

  • Note: If you are connected via Wi-Fi, select “Wireless (Wi-Fi)” instead of “Ethernet (LAN)” in this step.

In the edit window that appears, navigate to the “IPv4” tab if it’s not already selected. Here you will see the current network settings for your LAN connection.2: Changing DNS Server

To change your DNS server, find the “DNS server” section in the edit window. By default, the option will be set to “Obtain DNS server address automatically”.

Select the “Use the following DNS server addresses” option instead.

Now, enter your preferred primary and secondary DNS server addresses in the respective fields. You can use public DNS servers like Google (8.8.8 and 8.4.4) or Cloudflare (1.1.1 and 1.0.1), or any other DNS server of your choice.

Once you have entered the desired DNS server addresses, click on the “OK” button to save your changes.

Step 4: Applying Changes

To apply the changes, click on the “Apply” button in the network settings window.

You may need to wait for a few seconds while your Synology NAS updates its network settings with the new DNS server addresses.

Step 5: Verifying Your Changes

To ensure that your changes have been successfully applied, you can perform a quick check by browsing websites on your Synology NAS or using online tools that display your current DNS server details.

That’s it! You have successfully changed your DNS server on a Synology NAS and should now experience improved internet performance and enhanced security.

Note: If you encounter any issues or want to revert back to using automatic DNS settings, simply follow the same steps and select “Obtain DNS server address automatically” in step 3.2.

We hope this tutorial has helped you understand how to change your DNS server on a Synology NAS. If you have any further questions, feel free to explore the official Synology documentation or reach out to their support team.

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