How do I change default DNS IP address?

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Afrihost recommends I alter the DNS to 8.8.8.8 primary and I think it's 8.8.4.4 as secondary. How does one achieve this because the Router, a Huawei HG532s, does not have that functionality. Therefore it has to be done in Windows Vista x64 and Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca x64. Please help.
asked Feb 2, 2015 in ADSL by Prof.Fusspot (150 points)

1 Answer

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All router must have this feature - to either get DNS servers dynmically from your ISP, or to set static DNS IP addresses. I searched on Google but could only find limited information on the router model you have, but this is generally found in the Setup Wizard or Quick Settings of most routers.

We generally prefer clients to always use the DNS we push to their routers dynamically. This allows us more control to, if we do experience a DNS problem, refresh your session with alternative DNS while we resolve the problem.

Changing the DNS on your local PC may also work for testing purposes, but it is always best to set DNS on the router. If you are not able to achieve any change on the model you have, it may be best to borrow a router from a friend that does allow you to manually set these options.

Huawei might offer some support in South Africa, so maybe get in touch with their local distributor.
answered Feb 2, 2015 by AfriMan (14,640 points)
I FOUND IT! IN THE DHCP SETTINGS, successfully chanced to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 as Primary DNS and Secondary DNS as recommended by Afrihost in an e-mail [#SMI-303-26559]:

Wow, and I found it using Linux Mint 17.1 x64 and not Windows Vista Ultimate x64.
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