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Series 3: What are the steps neccessary to manually assign DNS Servers on a CradlePoint router?

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This article was written based on firmware version 5.0.0.


DNS servers provide resolution for a domain name, like, to the actual Internet IP address that the domain represents, like  If your computer is not properly connecting to a DNS server most programs that use the Internet will not work as expected.  The CradlePoint router can be configured to always connect to the same DNS rather than automatically receiving this information from the ISP.  Manually specifying DNS servers in the CradlePoint router ensures that connected computers will always use the specified DNS servers rather than automatically receiving this information from the ISP


  1. Log into the router’s setup page (login instructions).
  2. You may need to switch to advanced mode on certain routers (eg. MBR95, CTR35) by clicking the Basic / Advanced toggle button at the top left of the admin screen under the CradlePoint logo.
  3. Click the Network Settings tab then select DNS.                                                                   User-added image
  4. In the DNS Settings section change Automatic Config from Automatic to Static.
  5. Set the Primary DNS to (or any DNS server).
  6. Set the Secondary DNS to (or any DNS server).                                                        User-added image
  7. Click Apply to save settings.

After the CradlePoint router reboots, any devices connected the interface to which you applied the changes will now use the manually assigned DNS servers instead of the servers automatically provided by the ISP.

Category: Cradlepoint Series 3

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