Change DNS on a Linksys router (Generic)

These instructions will provide guidance on how to configure CleanBrowsing on a Linksys router device. It uses generic instructions.There are a number of versions of this router so for the purpose of this guide we’ll use generic instructions that should apply to most models. What might differ is the location of the options as the graphic user interfaces (GUI) often change with software updates.

Step 1: Access the router

You access the router by navigating to the local IP address in your browser. It’s often 192.168.1.1If this IP doesn’t work you can use some of the defaults we provide on our generic router configuration page: Generic Router Instructions

You will need to log in using your administrator credentials.

Step 2: Navigate to DNS Section in the Router Dashboard

Navigate to the Network Address Server Settings (DHCP) section.

Step 3: Update DNS Settings

In the Network Address Server Settings (DHCP) section you will add your CleanBrowsing IP’s to the Static DNS 1 / Static DNS 2 section.

The CleanBrowsing Family IP’s are:

  1. 185.228.169.168
  2. 185.228.168.168

Note: If you have a paid plan use the DNS IPs provided in your account.

The final step is to save the change by clicking on Save Settings. Note: If you have a paid plan use the DNS IPs provided in your account.

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