DNS stands for Domain Name Server. It is an internet service that translates domain names into IP addresses. It connects the IP address of the site which the computer knows to the human readable hostnames. For example, the domain name www.linksys.com will have a DNS server equivalent to 188.8.131.52. A website with easy name is pretty easy to remember but remembering a long series of numbers for a specific website is not possible for everyone. DNS makes our life pretty easy this way. Everything DNS does is behind the scene and the end user does not even know about it. Checking the DNS is useful when assigning the computer a static IP address, checking Internet connectivity, setting up your gaming console and setting up a router with a static IP account.
Linksys Tech Support wants to inform you that if you have a Static IP account, your IP address, Subnet mask, Default gateway and DNS values will be provided by the ISP.
This Linksys Tech Support article will guide you to check the DNS Servers on a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router:
Follow these steps:
- Firstly, access your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account using your credentials.
- Click on Troubleshooting option under the Router Settings menu.
- Now, click on Status and then Reports option. Note the DNS 1, 2 and 3 under Internet Connection (IPv4). To verify if the DNS server addresses appearing on your router are valid, contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Now, you can use the DNS server addresses to either set up a static IP address on your computer or configure your gaming console settings.
If you have any questions or are facing any issues, please contact to Linksys Tech Support. Call on Linksys Tech Support toll-free number at 1-888-479-2017.