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How to Change ISP DNS Settings On Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router

DNS (Domain Name System) Server resolves domain name you type on the browser address bar into a respective IP address. While configuring a Linksys router, it takes the default DNS server information provided by your Internet Service Provider. It usually works fine but if your ISP owned DNS server is slow, you can edit the Domain Name System entry set on Linksys router by yourself and change it with better server details you want to enter. This tutorial explains how to change the current DNS settings on Linksys WRT54G wireless router.


Change Current DNS Details On Linksys WRT54G Router
  1. Connect WRT54G to PC

    Connect your PC and WRT54G using an Ethernet cable and then power on both devices.

  2. Login

    Type 192.168.1.1 on the browser address bar and press enter. Now enter the details below.

    User Name: --- [No user name]
    Password : admin

  3. Change Domain Name System Server

    On the basic setup page under Setup, you can see two lines for DNS1 and DNS2. By default, these details are provided by your ISP. If you want you can use other server address like Open or Google DNS. Click the link below to learn more about these two free services.
    Change the Belkin Default DNS Settings

    If your ISP gives you another set of addresses, you can enter them here. After entering the entries click on Save Settings.

One of the common reason a user to change the default ISP provided DNS server information saved on Linksys Router is its underperformance.  Nowadays there are many organizations offer better free Domain Name System Server faster than the servers of most of the Internet Service Providers.

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