How to Set Up Huawei Router with KeepSolid SmartDNS

Before you change DNS settings of your Huawei router

  • Before you start your Huawei wireless router setup, make sure to take note of your existing DNS settings. You’ll need the information if you decide to revert to the original settings later.
  • Also, make sure your router is flashed with the most recent firmware. 
  • 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

Huawei router configuration with KeepSolid SmartDNS service

  1. Login to your Huawei router Admin panel.
  2. Navigate to Basic settings on the left menu and choose LAN.
  3. On the DHCP tab, provide addresses of KeepSolid SmartDNS servers in the Primary DNS and Secondary DNS server address fields: 

    European DNS - 62.210.136.158 
    US DNS - 69.162.67.202 

    Note: It is recommended to use the DNS server closest to your real location as the primary DNS server and the other one as the secondary server. This should give you better speeds of DNS resolution.

  4. Click Save and reboot your Huawei router for the changes in DNS settings to come into force. 

    Note: Access to KeepSolid SmartDNS service is provided basing on your IP address, which should to be registered in our system. If your IP address differs from the registered one, our service will stop working for you. Make sure to update the registered IP address via your User Office or KeepSolid SmartDNS app to get everything up and running again.  

How to block Google DNS on Huawei router

We recommend you to block Google DNS (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4) on your Huawei router, as some apps on certain devices are set to use Google DNS by default. So in order to stream media without geo-restrictions, follow the below steps to block Google DNS:

  1. Make sure your Huawei router is configured to use KeepSolid SmartDNS (follow the instruction above). 
  2. Login to your router Admin panel and proceed to Advanced settings. 
  3. Select Firewall (some routers may show IP filtering under Advanced tab).
  4. Open the Firewall Level drop down list and select Custom. Name it google and press Submit
  5. Select the firewall level you’ve just created, named google, and choose IP filtering
  6. Click New and fill out the fields as shown below and click Submit

    Rule name: Google 1
    Destination start address: 8.8.8.8
    Destination start port: 53
    Priority: 1
    Input interface: All 
    Protocol: TCP/UDP
    Destination end address: 8.8.8.8
    Destination end port: 53
    Status: Reject

  7. Repeat the step 6 using Google’s second DNS 8.8.4.4: 

    Rule name: Google 2
    Destination start address: 8.8.4.4
    Destination start port: 53
    Priority: 2
    Input interface: All 
    Protocol: TCP/UDP
    Destination end address: 8.8.4.4
    Destination end port: 53
    Status: Reject
  8. Excellent! Now reboot your Huawei router to apply the changes.