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Router status page shows DNS Server settings but advanced page shows nothing?

When I log in to my router, the Status page (2nd. Pic.) shows DNS Server settings, but the advanced page (1st. Pic.) shows nothing. Do I need to enter any settings on the advanced page?ee.jpgee2.jpg

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by Grand Master
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Re: Router status page shows DNS Server settings but advanced page shows nothi

The BB Settings pages also says DNS IP Addy = "Obtain from ISP" & that's what it's done. The 2 DNS fields are only used when you have DNS IP Addy = "Manual".

 

The Status page shows the resulting DNS IPs it got from ISP.

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by Grand Master
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Re: Router status page shows DNS Server settings but advanced page shows nothi

The BB Settings pages also says DNS IP Addy = "Obtain from ISP" & that's what it's done. The 2 DNS fields are only used when you have DNS IP Addy = "Manual".

 

The Status page shows the resulting DNS IPs it got from ISP.

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by RVH Investigator
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Re: Router status page shows DNS Server settings but advanced page shows nothi

XRaySpex,

Many thanks for reply.

I think I understand what you are saying, but just to confirm:

(1) On advanced page, when DNS IP Address shows "Obtain from ISP" - no settings will 

     ever appear in Primary or Secondary boxes?

If I decided to change DNS Server, for example, to Google DNS Server .E. 8.8. 8.8 and     8.8.4.4, then this would need to be done by changing DNS IP Address to show Manual and inserting new addresses manually - and then save settings?

(2) Presumably these settings would then appear in the Status page?

(3) Is there any benefit to be gained by changing DNS Servers e.g. change to Google  settings?  Or should I keep to Primary 87.237.17.198 and Secondary 87.237.17.166.  as is at the moment.

(4) Do I need do input any settings in Local Area Connection Status in Computer 

 

Lastly, when I check Panasonic Smart TV Settings it shows:

IP Address as 192.168.1.39

DNS Address as 192.168.1.1    

 

Should theTV automatically find settings as set up in router or do I need to manually input settings? 

 

Hopefully you will understand all my ramblings!!!!

by Ace Contributor
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Re: Router status page shows DNS Server settings but advanced page shows nothi

It's always better to avoid a providers DNS. I use Cloudflare now.

 

https://1.1.1.1/

by Grand Master
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Re: Router status page shows DNS Server settings but advanced page shows nothi

1)    a) Not necessarily. If you've ever previously had DNS IP Address = "Manual" the manual 2 IP addys will remain in the Primary or Secondary DNS boxes when you switch to DNS IP Address = "Obtain from ISP" but they will be ignored. This is handy if you ever want to switch back to DNS IP Address = "Manual" as they'll already be there.

b) Yes, correct.

 

2) Yes, correct.

 

3) Often ISP DNSs aren't that reliable; public DNSs are far more up-to-date. I never use ISP DNSs.

 

4) I dunno where you mean. You need make no changes on your PCs & other devices.

 

5) All devices connected to the router will be auto handed their LAN settings by the router unless you chose to override them (rarely). Most devices have settings to Obtain IP addy & DNS auto or to explicitly set them.

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by RVH Investigator
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Re: Router status page shows DNS Server settings but advanced page shows nothi

Thanks for responses - Just  to make sure, presumably it would be better to switch to Google or similar rather than keep to EE provided DNS Server as is at the moment?

by Ace Contributor
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Re: Router status page shows DNS Server settings but advanced page shows nothi

@RVH It is always better to move anyway from a providers DNS, so look at Google, Cloudflare or one of the others.

 

If you can set devices to use these instead of just forwarding dns requests to your router, that's better too. Ideally DHCP would pass the DNS settings to the device so it doesn't use your router.

by Grand Master
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Re: Router status page shows DNS Server settings but advanced page shows nothi

I would & do, at any moment Smiley Wink.

 

You could take your choice of these Manual public DNSs:

Open DNS  :	208.67.222.222 & 208.67.220.220
Google DNS:	8.8.8.8 & 8.8.4.4
Cloudflare DNS	1.1.1.1 & 1.0.0.1 
Norton DNS:	198.153.192.40 & 198.153.194.40
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by RVH Investigator
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Re: Router status page shows DNS Server settings but advanced page shows nothi

Sincere thanks to all - really appreciated - extremely helpful.

Regards

RVH

by Grand Master
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Re: Router status page shows DNS Server settings but advanced page shows nothi

Thanks! You're welcome Smiley Happy! Glad I could be of assistance.

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by Grand Master
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Re: Router status page shows DNS Server settings but advanced page shows nothi

@chistery: The disadvantage of setting the DNS on devices individually is keeping them in line whenever you wish to change the DNS for any reason whereas using the DNS in the router is a single central point of change.

 

I've never experienced any degradation from devices having to refer to the router for their DNS evaluation. After all the whole philosophy of DNS is "I may not know the answer but I may know a man who does".

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