How to change the DNS settings on a Huawei HG532b router

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This page shows how to change the DNS settings on the Huawei HG532b router.

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This is the dns guide for the Huawei HG532b. We also have the following guides for the same router:

What is the DNS setting on a Router

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When you connect a router to the Internet it gets a few settings from your ISP automatically. One of the settings that the ISP sets in your router is the DNS setting. DNS stands for Domain Name System and it is used to convert Internet names into actual IP addresses. For instance, when you go to "", your are really connecting to an IP address that is mapped through DNS to a number such as:


This mapping happens automatically every time you visit any page on the Internet.

Why Change Your Router's DNS Setting

Some ISPs choose to abuse the DNS system and map unknown names to servers that they control. This can be done in a way that you don't know it is happening since your router is getting its DNS settings from your ISP. For instance, if you have one of these ISPs who is hijacking your DNS, and you try to surf the web to "" and "" does not exist, you might get a page back from your ISP with local advertisements on it.

By changing your DNS setting in your router you will effectively change the DNS setting for every computer on your network. This is because when a device is connected to your network your router automatically hands out its own DNS settings to that device. This way you can protect your entire network from ISP hijacking with just one setting.

What Should I Change My DNS To

There are 2 really great DNS servers on the Internet that you can choose from right now: Google Public DNS and OpenDNS. If you are not sure which one to pick then just use Google Public DNS.

When you change the DNS settings in your router, you usually have to enter a Primary and a Secondary setting. The secondary is only used if the primary can not be located. Here are common settings:

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If you want to use Google Public DNS, use the following settings:

  • Primary:
  • Secondary:

If you want to use OpenDNS, use the following settings:


Login To The Huawei HG532b

To get started configuring the Huawei HG532b DNS page you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Huawei HG532b, follow our Huawei HG532b Login Guide.

Change the DNS settings on a Huawei HG532b

If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.

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This is the status page from your Huawei HG532b router.

The Huawei HG532b router has two pages that have DNS Server settings. The first is the DNS servers that your computer will use on a continual basis. The second is only used for firmware updates. We recommend setting both.

Starting from the Device Information page, click the choice on the left side of the page labeled Basic, then LAN. At the top of this new page, click the choice at the top labeled DHCP.

Configure the DNS section of your Huawei HG532b

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This is the setup page from your Huawei HG532b router.

You are now on the correct page to set the DNS Server that you will be using every time you access the internet.

Under the heading of DHCP Server find the box titled Primary DNS server address. Enter the main address of the DNS server you want to use. This is the address that is used first.

Next in the box labeled Secondary DNS server address, enter the secondary address of the DNS server you want to use. This address is only used when the first can't be found.

To change the DNS server for the updates, click the choice on the left side of the page labeled WAN, under Basic.

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This is the general page from your Huawei HG532b router.

On this new page, don't change any settings except the DNS Servers. The first is located in the box labeled Primary DNS. Enter the primary address of the DNS server you want to use here. To the right of that is the Secondary DNS. Use this box to enter the secondary address of the DNS Server you want to use. The DNS server can be the same as on the previous page.

When you are done, save or submit your changes before exiting or rebooting.

Possible Problems when Changing your DNS settings

Most devices on your network will not begin using the new DNS settings until they have been rebooted. After rebooting a device you can go to it's network settings and verify that it is using the DNS servers that you specified.

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This is the dns guide for the Huawei HG532b. We also have the following guides for the same router: