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Router DNS Change

If you have a router on your network, we recommend that you modify your DNS settings there. In this way, you typically only have to make one change, as opposed to making a change to each computer on your network.

View Router Change Instructions

  1. Login to your router

    To log in and configure your router, you open it up in your web browser. If you don't know the IP address for your router, don't worry, it is typically one of the following:

    http://192.168.0.1
    http://192.168.1.1
    http://192.168.10.1

    If you have forgotten your router's username and/or password, the most common username is "admin" and the password is either blank, "admin", or "password". If none of those work, you can often reset the password to the manufacturer default by pressing a button on the router itself, or in some cases access without a password if you try to access your router quickly after you've cycled the power to it.

  2. Find the DNS server settings

    Look for "DNS" next to a field which allows two or three sets of numbers (these fields may be empty).  It might look like this:
    DNS Advantage

  3. Put in the DNS Advantage server addresses as your DNS server settings and save/apply

    Please write down your current settings before you entering the DNS Advantage addresses, just in case.

    156.154.70.1
    156.154.71.1

    When you are done, the above example would look like this:
    DNS Advantage


Computer DNS Change

While not harmful, modifying DNS settings of individual computers on a corporate network may not always work. Please contact us if you need instructions on how to implement on a corporate network.

Instructions for Windows XP

  1. Select Control Panel from the Start menu.

    control panel screenshot

  2. Click Network Connections from the Control Panel choices.

    control panel screenshot

  3. Right click on your connection from the Network Connections window and click Properties.

    control panel screenshot

  4. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties.

    control panel screenshot

  5. Click the radio button Use the following DNS server addresses and type in DNS Advantage addresses in the Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server fields.

    Please write down your current DNS settings before switching to DNS Advantage, in case you want to return to your old settings for any reason.

    Preferred DNS server address for DNS Advantage is:
    156.154.70.1

    Alternate DNS server address for DNS Advantage is:
    156.154.71.1

    control panel screenshot


Instructions for Windows Vista

  1. Click the Start Orb, then select Control Panel.

    vista control panel screenshot

  2. Click on View network status and tasks.

    control panel screenshot

  3. Click on View Status.

    control panel screenshot

  4. Click the Properties button.

    control panel screenshot

  5. Vista may ask for your permission to make changes. If so, click the Continue button.

    control panel screenshot

  6. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), then click the Properties button.

    control panel screenshot

  7. Click the radio button. Use the following DNS server addresses and type in DNS Advantage addresses in the Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server fields.

    Please write down your current DNS settings before switching to DNS Advantage, in case you want to return to your old settings for any reason.

    Preferred DNS server address for DNS Advantage is:
    156.154.70.1

    Alternate DNS server address for DNS Advantage is:
    156.154.71.1

    control panel screenshot


Instructions for MAC OS X (Tiger)

  1. Select System Preferences... from the Apple menu

    MAC system preferences

  2. Click Network from the Internet & Network row.

    MAC system preferences

  3. Click Configure... button at the bottom of the screen.

    MAC system preferences

  4. Type in DNS Advantage addresses in the DNS Servers field, then click Apply Now.

    MAC system preferences


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