Are you experiencing slow Internet connection in your home? While most internet service providers will promise you fast connection, it is not always the case. The truth of the matter is that it can be attributed to the DNS settings of your router. Sadly, your ISP may not always offer the best DNS server speed. In this article, we will show you the steps on how to check router settings.
Importance of DNS Settings
Your DNS settings is important because it will be the one that will handle web requests without affecting the performance of your upload or download. The DNS settings also contain the security features that will prevent the opening of harmful websites. Your router settings should provide both speed and security. This will allow you to browse the Internet on any of your devices. Generally, you would want to know how to check router settings so that you can edit it and improve the speed of your connection.
Checking Router Settings
It is worth noting that routers are configured differently. However, the settings of your web browser are essentially the same. The user interface may also vary depending on the manufacturer, but the settings is most likely similar. Here now are the steps on checking and changing the settings of your router.
- From your preferred web browser, type 192.168.1.1 in the address bar and press ENTER.
- The login screen will appear. This is where you can enter the username and password of your router.
- If the credentials you entered are correct, you will be routed to the main configuration page. Click on network settings to configure it.
- Once the network is loaded, click on the editing button for your main Internet connection.
- You will receive a prompt that changing your settings could mess up your internet connection. Just ignore the message and proceed.
- The next screen will show you the properties of your Internet connection. Look for either settings or edit button.
- When in the editing mode, look for the DNS Settings field. You may want to change it to Manual so it can be modified instead of Automatic.
- Choose your preferred DNS server and plug it in the primary and secondary DNS Settings. Click Apply or Save at the bottom of the page.
- After saving your changes, go back to the page you were browsing before and see if the changes you have made has been applied.
- Initially, your IP address will be 0.0.0.0. Don’t panic because your network is reconfiguring itself. Wait for 30 seconds. After that, your Internet will be up and running again.