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IncTEh

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Wed, Apr 15, 2020 3:00 AM

Internet having issues? Try changing your DNS.

I have noticed that StarHub's DNS server is getting cranky. So I have written a short guide here for StarHub-issued routers on how to change the DNS.

 

First, login to your router

Navigate to the DNS page.

  • For D-Link, Setting > Internet > (Advanced Settings) if you do not see DNS Server
  • For Linksys, Connectivity > Local Network

Change the DNS Server to a Public one, I will use Google’s Public DNS as an example.

  • For D-Link, Primary DNS = 8.8.8.8 ,  Secondary DNS = 8.8.4.4
  • For Linksys, Static DNS 1 = 8.8.8.8, Static DNS 2 = 8.8.4.4

Click Apply, your router will reset so please expect disconnection. Wait for about 5 minutes and try using the internet.

 

Hope this helps during this Curcuit Breaker period! Cheers!

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IncTEh

Android™ Expert

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1.4K Messages

9 months ago

Hi @chrischai101

you can reverse the settings if you want or keep them as it is. I have been using it all along, before this episode even happened. So far, no issues.
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AmyContrary

Esteemed Commentator

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15 Messages

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3 Points

9 months ago

LIFESAVER!!! I hereby knight you as Sir WiFi-Saver for saving all our sanities during this Circuit Breaker period. Your duty to our nation is well noticed.

My opinions are my own and I am not employed or affiliated to StarHub in any way outside of my home and mobile plan subscriptions.

Respected Commentator

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4 Messages

9 months ago

Thanks for the advice! Do we have to reverse the DNS setting later (i.e clear off the manually input 8888 and 8844 and set them as empty fields later again)? Or can we just leave them as they are permanently?

 

Thank a lot mate. 

benahben

Honored Contributor

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40 Messages

9 months ago

How do i verify on the linksys router that the DNS settings have been implemented successfully? i.e.from the router, is there any way to check if its using the new DNS settings?

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