How to Block Google DNS on Using Netgear

  1. Make sure your DNS is set to and Follow the Netgear guide here if you are in doubt
  2. Go to Advanced and note down the IP of the router or look in address field of your browser. Note down the IP.
  3. Go to Advanced>Advanced Setup>Static Routes
  4. Set route name to blockdns1
  5. Uncheck Private checkbox if available and check Active checkbox
  6. Enter as destination IP
  7. Enter in IP Subnet Mask
  8. Input the IP you noted down in step 2 in the field Gateway IP Address
  9. Set Metric to 2 - once finished your setup should look like this (your gateway IP might differ)
  10. Click Apply
  11. Please repeat the above steps for Destination IP: as well

Important: If you get an error saying invalid gateway IP address then please try changing the last digit in the Gateway IP. 


First step of troubleshooting should always be to restart device(s) and router. Then check your setup status in your SmartDNS dashboard

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