How to change the DNS settings on a Prolink H6300G router

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This page shows how to change the DNS settings on the Prolink H6300G router.

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What is the DNS setting on a Router

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 "google.com", 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 "some-random-site.com" and "some-random-site.com" 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:

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

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

Login To The Prolink H6300G

To get started configuring the Prolink H6300G DNS page you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Prolink H6300G, follow our Prolink H6300G Login Guide.

Change the DNS settings on a Prolink H6300G

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

router setup
This is the setup page from your Prolink router.

This guide begins on the Quick Start page of the Prolink H6300G router. To change the Domain Name System settings, tick the choice at the top of the page labeled Interface Setup, then LAN directly below that.

Configure the DNS section of your Prolink H6300G

router setup
This is the setup page from your Prolink router.

You should now be on the appropriate page of the Prolink H6300G router. Scroll down this page until you see the heading on the left side of the page labeled DNS.

First, use the DNS Relay drop down menu to choose the option of Use User Discovered DNS Server Only.

Now you can enter your own choice of DNS servers. Enter the primary address of the DNS Server in the box labeled Primary DNS Server. This address becomes the one that is used first.

Below that is the Secondary DNS Server. Enter the address of the DNS server that you want to become the secondary one. The address entered here is only used if the first can't be found.

That's all there is to it, simply click the SAVE button at the bottom of the page before exiting.

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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