How to Find DNS Server IP Addresses for My Router

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The Domain Name System, or DNS, is an essential component of computer networking. When you use a Web browser, you type the website's domain name into the URL bar. However, the servers that your computer connects to do not understand these words. To get around this limitation, the domain name is converted in transit to a numeric address. As nodes on the Internet, wireless routers can also be assigned these IP addresses, and knowing yours can help you to troubleshoot connection issues.

  • Click "Start" and then type "Command" into the search bar.

  • Click "Command Prompt" when it appears.

  • Type "ipconfig/all" into the command prompt and press "Enter."

  • Scroll down to "Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Configuration."

  • Scroll down until you reach the sub-head "DNS Server." The router's DNS address appears to the right of this sub-head.

Tips & Warnings

  • To confirm that the computer is detecting your router, look at the first of the results that appear when you enter "ipconfig/all" into the command prompt. The brand name of your router will be listed to the right of "DNS Suffix Search List."

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