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D-Link Router Setup for Smart DNS Proxy
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It’s only necessary to set up Smart DNS Proxy one time in order to use it. After you set up Smart DNS proxy, you don’t have to follow these steps. Your connection will automatically use the correct DNS settings.

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It’s very simple to set up Smart DNS Proxy with most routers and modems. You can set your preferred DNS to use Privado’s DNS proxy IP addresses, then it’ll be ready to go.


1. Go to your router Admin Panel. 

Open a web browser like Chrome, Firefox, or Safari and go to the D-link router admin page ( 



2. Login to your router Admin Panel.

Your default username will be “admin” and the default password will be left blank. Keep in mind that the username is lower case. Be sure to change your router password when you get into the admin panel so that other people won’t be able to access your router settings.

When you find and enter the correct credentials, you’ll be in the router dashboard.



3. Click on Internet on the left side of the screen, then select Setup at the top of the page.



4. Change the Primary and Secondary DNS.

Find the “Dynamic IP (DHCP) Internet Connection Type” section. 

Replace the Primary DNS and Secondary DNS with the following:

Primary DNS:

Secondary DNS:



5. Click Save Settings at the bottom of the page.



6. Restart your Router.

We recommend that you restart your router whenever you make any settings changes. Many routers will automatically restart when you save new settings, but just in case it’s a good idea to manually restart anyway.

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