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Checking the DNS Servers on a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router

Domain Name System (DNS) is an Internet service that translates domain names into IP Addresses.  For example, the domain name www.linksys.com will have a DNS server address that is equivalent to 66.161.11.93.
 
Checking the DNS is useful when:
  • Assigning the computer a static IP Address
  • Checking Internet connectivity
  • Setting up your gaming console (Xbox® or PlayStation®3)
  • Setting up a router with a Static IP account 
Getting the DNS Servers from a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi router
 
To check the DNS servers from a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi router, follow the steps below:

 
Step 1:
Access your Linksys cloud account.  For instructions, click here.
 
Step 2:
Click Troubleshooting.
 
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Step 3:
Click Status > Reports.  Take note of DNS 1, 2 and/or 3 under Internet Connection (IPv4). These are the DNS server addresses that the router is getting from the modem.  To verify if the DNS server addresses appearing on your router are valid, contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
 
QUICK TIP:  Getting a valid DNS is one of the ways to check if your Internet connectivity is working.
 
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You can now use the DNS server addresses to either set up a static IP Address on your computer or configure the settings of your gaming console.
 
NOTE:  If you have a Static IP account, your IP address, Subnet mask, Default gateway and DNS values will be provided by the ISP.  For instructions on how to setup the router using this connection type, click
here.  If you would like to assign a static IP on your computer, click on the links below:

Assigning a static IP address on a wired computer
Assigning static IP address on a wireless computer



Related Article:

How to configure DHCP Reservation using your Linksys cloud account

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