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Set up 1.1.1.1 - Router

Follow these steps to configure 1.1.1.1:

  1. Go to the IP address used to access your router's admin console in your browser.

  2. Enter the router credentials. For consumer routers, the default credentials for the admin console are often found under or behind the device.

  3. In the admin console, find the place where DNS settings are set. This may be contained within categories such as WAN and IPv6 (Asus Routers) or Internet (Netgear Routers). Consult your router's documentation for details.

  4. Take note of any IP addresses that are currently set and save them in a safe place in case you need to use them later.

  5. For IPv4, replace the existing addresses with:

    1.1.1.1
    1.0.0.1
  6. For IPv6, replace the existing addresses with:

    2606:4700:4700::1111
    2606:4700:4700::1001
  7. Save the updated settings.

  8. Open a web browser in a device connected to your router and visit 1.1.1.1/help to make sure your system is connected to 1.1.1.1.

Using DNS-Over-TLS on OpenWRT

It is possible to encrypt DNS traffic out from your router using DNS-over-TLS if it is running OpenWRT. For more details, see our blog post on the topic: Adding DNS-Over-TLS support to OpenWRT (LEDE) with Unbound.

FRITZ!Box

Starting with FRITZ!OS 7.20, DNS over TLS is supported, see Configuring different DNS servers in the FRITZ!Box.