Change DNS on a M1000, C1000, and W1000, ZyXel PK5001Z (CenturyLink)

These instructions will provide guidance on how to configure CleanBrowsing on M1000, C1000, and W1000, ZyXel PK5001Z. It uses generic instructions based on when the router was last configured.

Step 1: Access the router

Log into your router’s browser-based utility by entering http://192.168.1.1 or your default configuration IP into a browser.

Log in as the administrator.

Step 2: Navigate to Advanced Setup menu

Click on the Advanced Setup option in the menu.

Step 3: Deconflict WAN DNS and DHCP DNS

To make sure that CleanBrowsing works properly you need to deconflict the WAN and DHCP settings.

Click WAN IP Address menu option.

Set WAN DNS to obtain dynamically by clicking on the option

Step 4: Change your DNS.

Navigate to DHCP Settings

Scroll to the DNS section, and set the DNS to static by selecting the option.

Enter CleanBrowsing addresses in DNS Server 1 and DNS Server 2 fields.

The CleanBrowsing Family IP's are:

185.228.169.168
185.228.168.168

Note: If you have a paid plan use the DNS IPs provided in your account.

Click Apply to save your settings

Final Step: Verify Configuration

The final step is to verify the DNS configuration is working. You can use DNS Leak Test to help with this.

You will run the Standard Test. The output should show CleanBrowsing in the response.

It is advised to take the time to flush your DNS resolver cache on your local machine and browser caches to ensure that your new DNS configuration settings take affect.It can take 10 – 15 minutes for the change to take affect, be patient. The additional time is the time required for your computer DHCP Lease to get the new DNS. If you disable your Wifi and re-enable, it will force it right away (you can also reboot the router).

If you experience issues please visit our Common Questions and Troubleshooting Guide for more help.

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