General Router DNS Setup for Smart DNS Proxy
Following Smart DNS Proxy DNS setup instructions is only needed one time. Once you finish the initial DNS setup you won't be needing to take the same steps anytime. Your connection will work automatically *anytime!
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Smart DNS Proxy setup is very simple and can be done with any router/modem brands. The main idea is to change your Router/Modem DNS IPs to Smart DNS Proxy IPs. Then you are all set.
Please find general router DNS setup instructions for Smart DNS Proxy below:
1. Log into your router Admin Panel.
You can find this information in your router/modem instruction book. In general, you can get access to your router admin panel with entering one of the following to your Internet Browser (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Opera, etc) on your PC/mobile device.
In your router/modem instruction book, the correct IP should be provided. Once you enter the correct router/modem IP address in your Internet Browser, it will open your router admin panel.
2. Enter your router Admin Username and Password.
You can find this correct information from your router/modem instruction book. In general, most router/modems are using "admin" or "root" for default username, and "admin", "password" for default passwords.
Once you enter the correct credentials, you will enter the admin panel of the router/model.
3. Find DNS Settings and Change them to Smart DNS Proxy DNS IPs.
Once you log in, please find a section where it says for DNS Settings. There it may be selected as Automatic or there may show some DNS IPs already. Automatic means, your router is getting the DNS IPs from its network device (Mostly from your Internet Service Provider).
If it's not in Automatic mode and you see some DNS IPs, please take them a note. So in case if you want to revert back you can change it back to the old IPs. (In general, you can always select Automatic and your new settings will be reversed).
Ok now you need to change your router DNS IPs to Smart DNS Proxy IPS as following:
In Most routers, it says PRIMARY Server and SECONDARY Server, or DNS SETTINGS 1, DNS SETTINGS 2. Either way simply updates them as following DNS IPs.
The list of IP addresses of our DNS servers can be found on our DNS Server List here: https://www.smartdnsproxy.com/Servers.Use the closest DNS servers to your physical location. Select the closest server to your physical location as Primary. Then select the 2nd closest server to your physical location as Secondary server.
4. Now Save your new settings.
In general, you should find the SAVE button down the page. You may also see the Apply button. Click on SAVE and APPLY.
5. Restart your Router.
It's always suggested to have your router restart once after the new DNS Settings.
And that's it. Your router is set up properly.
We now suggest you to LOG INTO your Smart DNS Proxy MyAccount section and make sure that you see 3 green ticks. You can visit this page from your PC Internet Browser. (Your PC should be connected to this router via wireless or wired). If your IP shows not active, simply click the UPDATE IP button and you are all good :).
Make sure to RESTART your Router!
* Remember whenever your PC/Router IP changes, our service will stop working for you. You will need to LOG INTO Smart DNS Proxy and UPDATE your IP address. So our system will check your IP address and add your new IP to our database. Then you will be able to continue using our service. If this is the first time you setup, we also suggest that you log in with your PC to our site from the same Wired/Wireless network to show our system your IP address.