How to Setup KeepSolid SmartDNS on Asus Router?

  1. Important notes before you start changing DNS settings on Asus Router
  2. How to set DNS on Asus Router
  3. How to block Google DNS on Asus Router
  4. How to test your static routes 

Important notes before you start changing DNS settings on Asus Router

  • Your router model may have a different interface. Ensure that your device is running the most up-to-date firmware.
  • 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. 
  • Before you start making any changes on your Asus Router, you should save your original DNS settings for future reference. You’ll need them in case if you want to switch back to the original settings. 
  • In case if you want to enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows on Google Chromecast or Roku TV via your Asus Router, you also need to make some changes via your router settings and block Google DNS (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4).

How to set DNS on Asus Router

1. First things first, you should sign in to your Asus Router Admin Panel. To do this, you can just type http://192.168.1.1 to the browser address bar. In case if you still can’t access Asus Router Admin Panel, you can also enter http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.2.1

2. Now you should fill in the username and password of your Asus Router > click Login. Check out your manual handbook or your router box for the correct info of your default credentials. Or you can try to enter admin for username and password as your default credentials if you haven’t changed them before. 

3. Press WAN.

4. Look for the Connect to a DNS Server Automatically item and set it to NO.

5. In the DNS Server 1 and the DNS Server 2 fields, you should enter the Asus Router primary and secondary DNS servers. 

62.210.136.158 - EU DNS

69.162.67.202 - US DNS

Note: You should use the closest server to your real location as the primary DNS server and the second closest server as the secondary ones for Asus Router.

6. Press Apply

7. Restart your Asus Router.

How to block Google DNS on Asus Router

In case if you want to enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows on Google Chromecast or Roku TV via your Asus Router, you also need to make some changes via your router settings and block Google DNS (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4).

1. Log in to your Asus Router > go to LAN that you can find under Advanced Settings. 

2. Note down your LAN IP and after that, go to the Route tab. 

3. Now you should check Enable Static Routes

4. In the appeared window, fill in the following fields:

Network/Host IP - 8.8.8.8

Netmask - 255.255.255.255 or 255.255.255.0

Gateway - Your LAN IP

Metric - 2

Interface - LAN

5. When you finish entering the needed info, press ➕ to add your route. 

6. After that, you should repeat these steps for your secondary Google DNS (8.8.4.4).

7. When you set up routes, just press Apply

8. Test your static routes to make sure you’ve blocked Google DNS. ​

How to test your static routes 

1. Go to Command Prompt on your PC or to Terminal on Mac.

2. Enter ping 8.8.8.8 in the command line > click Enter.

3. Enter ping 8.8.4.4 in the command line > click Enter.

4. If you’ve done everything right, you’ll see the results as either a Timed Out or Destination Host Unreachable error.

Hurray! Now you know how to manually change DNS on Asus Router and how to block Google DNS if necessary. Configure DNS on Asus Router and enjoy Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Rai.TV, BBC iPlayer and many other services from anywhere in the world. 

If you have any questions about KeepSolid SmartDNS, please contact our customer support team any time via [email protected]. We are available 24/7.