DNS ( Domain Name System ) is a specially created Internet technology, the main task of which is to turn the name of a website into an IP address for users to access it through web browsers. DNS servers, by their very essence, resemble a phone book, where each name corresponds to the number to which the call is made, only in this case the name corresponds to the IP address. Use DNS to speed up the connection to the target resource.
The moment you enter the name of the site in the address bar, the web browser contacts the nearest DNS server to match the name you specified with the IP address and then connects to it. The problem is that not all DNS servers contain information about all names and their IP. If the name you specified is not in the database, then the request is redirected to another DNS server, which makes the connection time longer. DNS servers of such companies as Google (188.8.131.52.8 / 184.108.40.206) with huge databases that many users register instead of those provided by their provider help to fight this problem.
Administrators of huge networks with a large number of switching users practice setting up DNS on the router. This solves the problem with the need to configure DNS on each device separately and significantly saves time. What the DNS setting looks like on popular routers, we will tell you in more detail later.
To start setting up DNS on this router, you need to find out the IP address of high-quality DNS servers, and then follow these steps.
If the DNS servers provided by your provider do not suit you, then you can change them to better ones using the following method.
This router has a built-in DNS service that will independently select the best DNS servers. You can activate it or make changes to the settings by performing the following operations.
The procedure for changing DNS servers directly depends on the firmware of your router, but the algorithm of actions is the same for everyone. You can register DNS manually or select from the list using the appropriate service if this is supported by the router's firmware. Setting up DNS on the router will allow all devices on your network to connect to the desired sites faster and save time on making changes on a large number of devices, for example, this is an enterprise network.