How to Set Up Fritz Box with KeepSolid SmartDNS?

Important notes before you start changing DNS settings on Fritz Box Router

  • Your router model may have a different interface. Ensure that your device is running the most up-to-date 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.
  • 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 Fritz Box 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. 
  • We also recommend you to block Google DNS addresses (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4) making some changes via your router settings. You can find the exact steps in this section of our manual: How to block Google DNS on Fritz Box Router. 

How to change DNS on Fritz Box Router

1. First things first, you should log in to your Fritz Box Router. 

2. In the new window, you should select the Internet tab > Zugangsdaten (Enter Data).

3. Now you should choose the DNS Server via the upper row of tabs.

4. After that, you should choose Andere DNSv4 - Server Verwenden (Use other DNSv4 Server).

5. In the DNS Server fields, you should enter the Fritz Box 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 Fritz Box.

6. Now you can save settings.

7. Restart your Fritz Box Router. 

How to block Google DNS on Fritz Box Router

Note: Our team has blocked Google DNS on the Fritz Box 7390.

1. First things first, you should log in to your Fritz Box Router.

2. Via the Home Network menu, you should select Network > Network Settings tab.

3. Now scroll down > choose IPv4 Routes > click the New IPv4 Route button.

4. Then you should fill in the following tabs: 

Network/Host IP = 8.8.8.8

Netmask = 255.255.255.252

Gateway = your router IP or you can also add 1 to the last number of your router IP

Enable the option IPv4 route active

5. Now you need to repeat these steps for Google’s secondary DNS - 8.8.4.4.

6. Then click OK.

Note: In case you can’t access the settings, try to enable Expert Mode.

7. 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.

Well done! Now you know how to manually change DNS on Fritz Box Router and how to block Google DNS if necessary. Change DNS on Fritz Box 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 at any time via [email protected]. We are available 24/7.