Important notes on changing DNS settings on your DrayTek Vigor router
- Before you start configuring your DrayTek Vigor router, we recommend to take note of your original DNS settings. You may need them if you want to switch back to the original settings in the future.
- Your router model may have a slightly different interface. In this manual, we’ve taken the DrayTek Vigor-2920 router model as an example.
- To unblock streaming services with our KeepSolid SmartDNS app, you have to register your IP address. Check out how to manage your IP address in the KeepSolid SmartDNS App and your KeepSolid User Office here.
- Whenever your IP changes, our service will stop working for you. To avoid this, make sure to update your IP address via your User Office or KeepSolid SmartDNS app.
- We recommend to block Google DNS servers (18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124) on your router, otherwise you may not be able to access the content you want. You can find detailed instructions on how to do it below.
DrayTek Vigor router setup with KeepSolid SmartDNS
- First, log in to your DrayTek Vigor router.
- On the left side bar, find LAN and click on it.
- Choose General Setup.
- On the General Setup page that appears, find the section named DNS Server IP Address and tick the box labelled Force DNS manual setting.
- Fill out the fields Primary IP Address and Secondary IP Address with addresses of KeepSolid SmartDNS servers below:
- Once entered, click OK.
- Reboot your router. Also, you may need to do the same with devices on your network, as they may not start using the new DNS settings until rebooted.
How to block Google DNS servers on DrayTek Vigor router
To block Google DNS, you need to set up static routes on your router. On DrayTek Vigor router you can do it in the following way:
- Proceed to LAN > Static Route.
- Choose an inactive static route from the Static Route Configuration list or press Add (depending on your router firmware).
- Tick the box labelled Enable and fill out the fields as shown below:
Destination IP Address: 126.96.36.199
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.255
Gateway IP address: it is the IP address of your router. In some cases, you may need to change the last digit of the router’s IP address, for example instead of using 192.168.1.1, use 192.168.1.2.
Network Interface: Leave the option LAN.
- Press OK.
- Repeat the same steps, but this time indicate 188.8.131.52. in the field Destination IP Address (in step 3).