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Change DNS Server Settings in Router

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How to change DNS server settings in router?

A router is a device that promotes data packets through networks. Routers perform data ‘traffic direction’ functions on the Internet. A router is a microprocessor-controlled device that is connected to two or more data lines from different networks. When a data packet approaches one of the lines, the router interprets the address information in the packet to decide its ultimate destination. Then, using information in its routing table, it directs the packet to the next network on its journey. A data packet is typically passed from router to router through the networks of the Internet until it gets to its destination computer.

Following are the methods to change DNS server in router:

  • Change DNS server through NTC Hosting
  • Change DNS server through My Network Places
  • Change DNS settings

Change DNS server through NTC Hosting

You can change DNS server through NTC hosting and web hosting Control Panel. You only need to go to the Domain Manager section. Domain Manager is a tool integrated in the Control Panel offered by your web hosting provider. Then you need to mark the domain name that you wish to change and hit the ‘Edit DNS’ button.

Change DNS server through My Network Places

You need to select ‘My Network Places’ from the ‘Start’ menu and establish the network connection that is connected with your Internet connection. From the given window, you need to right click on the appropriate connection and select ‘Properties’. Then, you need to double click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) under the ‘General’ tab. In the window that appears, you need to select the option of ‘Use the following DNS server addresses’. Now, enter at least one of your personal preferred DNS servers. Finally press ‘Ok’ out of all windows until you are back to the Network Connections window. You can now open your web browser and browse to a website to see if it connects faster.

Change DNS settings

Sometimes you may want to change the default DNS settings. Here, you need to specify DNS server which you used. There are two ways to do this, specify the DNS and map IP addresses. To specify DNS, you need to open the Control Panel and select ‘Network Connections’. After selecting the network connection you need to select the ‘Properties’ option and select ‘Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)’ option. From the given window you need to select ‘Properties’. Here you could see the DNS. IP address mapping method allows you to create settings for individual domains without altering your main DNS preferences. This is useful if you don’t have access to a DNS or if you want to specify the location of a single domain without interfering with any of your other online activities.

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