Generalized Router Config Guide

Generalized Router Config Guide

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Here are generalized router configuration settings. If you have a specific router type, follow the instructions for that router but substitute our DNS servers for theirs.

NOTE: Kibosh DNS servers are listed in the setup guide you get with purchase. Or you can request them here.

NOTE: Be sure to ask Google for help by searching for your router’s model, and ‘change DNS’. For example – ‘tp-link wdr3600 change DNS’. This will usually yield good results.

How to change your router’s DNS server settings:

General steps involved:

  1. Find the your router’s network TCP/IP address
  2. Log into your router
  3. Change the DNS server settings
  4. Confirm Kibosh filtering is working

Step 1: Find your router’s network address


Hit the Windows key + R to open Run box, and then type ‘cmd‘ then hit enter.

At the command prompt type ‘ipconfig‘ and hit enter to get an Ethernet adapter report:

Take the gateway IP,, and type it into your browser:

And hit enter. You should now be at your router’s login page.

Apple MAC (OSX):

System Preferences
Select the green network adapter (the one currently in use)
Click ‘Advanced’

Step 2: Log into your router

You will need the password. Hopefully you have this information written down. If not first check underneath the router, in many cases the default login will be noted there.

Ask Google – you’re looking for the default login so search for ‘[router model] default password’.

If you are unable to gain access call your ISP assuming the router was provided by your ISP. They will be able to give you access. If you purchased the router and you cannot remember the login you’ll need to reset it to factory. Check the manufactures website for instructions, or ask Google.

Step 3: Change the DNS server settings

Ok, this is where it can get tricky because there are many different types of routers in the world, and they all have a different admin interfaces and many of them not very intuitive. Scan for the letters “DNS”, or “Domain Name Server” next to a field which allows two or three sets of numbers. These are usually found under advanced settings, or advanced networking, or WAN config or LAN config.

Once you find where to set DNS servers put in Kibosh DNS servers (listed in your setup guide / email).


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