How to configure DNS Servers on the ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless Router

Description: This article will show how to change the DNS settings on an ASUS RT-AC68U Wireless Router. Changing DNS Servers can sometimes improve the performance of accessing certain websites.

  1. Open a web browser, type 192.168.1.1 into the address bar, and then press Enter.
    Browser address bar
  2. Enter the administrator username and password and then click OK. (The default username and password are both admin).
    Browser authentication screen
  3. From the advanced menu on the left side, click WAN.
    Router WAN Settings
  4. Next to Connect to DNS Server automatically, click No.
    WAN DNS Setting
  5. Additional fields will appear, prompting for the addresses of the DNS Servers you wish to use. A common alternative DNS server is the Google DNS, which uses 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4
    WAN DNS Setting
  6. Once the addresses are entered, click the Apply button at the bottom of the page to save the changes.
    Apply to Save Changes

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