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Tomato 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 Tomato web admin. This can be accessed by one of the following IP addresses in most cases:


If neither of these work, you can check your manual for alternatives.



2. Login to your router Admin Panel.

Your default username and password should be “admin”. Keep in mind that these are all 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. Open the Basic menu on the left side of the screen, then select Network.



4. Change the Primary and Secondary DNS.

Set Primary and Secondary Server to the following:

Primary DNS:

Secondary DNS:



5. Click the Save button.



6. Click Advanced on the left side of the screen, then click DHCP/DNS.



7. Select the following checkboxes.

You’re going to want to check the following boxes:

Use Internet DNS

Prevent DNS-rebind attacks

Intercept DNS port (UDP 53)


Then click the Save button.



8. 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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