How to change DNS on a Huawei HG8240/HG8245/HG8247 routers
Adding CleanBrowsing to a Huawei HG8240/HG8245/HG8247 routers
These instructions will provide guidance on how to configure CleanBrowsing on your Huawei HG8240/HG8245/HG8247. You can find guides for this router here:
Step 1: Access the router
Log in to the Huawei Router Configuration page by entering the following IP into your URL bar: 192.168.100.1
You will need to log in using your administrator credentials.
Step 2: Navigate to DNS Section in the Router Dashboard
Navigate to LAN > DHCP Server Configuration
Step 3: Update DNS Settings
Check Enable primary DHCP server.
Check Enable DHCP L2Relay (May be labeled as just DHCP Relay)
Enter the IP addresses in the DNS server fields.
Example using CleanBrowsing Free Family filter:
- Primary DNS Server: 188.8.131.52
- Secondary DNS Server: 184.108.40.206
Select SaveNote: If you have a paid plan use the DNS IPs provided in your account.
Step 4: Test DNS Configuration
The final step is to verify the DNS configuration is working. You can do this by using DNS Leak Test.
It can take 10 - 15 minutes for the change to take affect, be patient. The additional time is the time required for your computer DHCP Lease to get the new DNS. If you disable your Wifi and re-enable, it will force it right away. To test, try to visit badexample.com and you should be blocked (getting domain not founder error on your browser).