Are you not able to access the internet at home? Do you use the Belkin N600 router, which of late has stopped connecting to the internet? If that is the case, then you can easily get rid of the problem.
There could be several reasons behind the non-functional state of Belkin routers, such as firmware update, bad connection, ISP related issues and many more. If your problem has something to do with a firmware update, then you need to check whether the problem is confined to your router or everybody’s router. If it is a major fault, then Belkin will fix it at their end, so you don’t have to worry about it. However, if the problem has occurred only in your Belkin router, then you need to figure out something on your own.
If you want to get back online, then you will have to connect to Google, as it maintains its own DNS servers, which in most occasions server as an independent point to fix DNS issues.
Here is exactly what you need to do:
- Click the ‘Windows’ button and then, find ‘Control Panel’.
- Open ‘Control Panel’ and then, click ‘Network and Internet’.
- Now, click on the ‘Network and Sharing Center’.
- Select the connection that you want to edit.
- Click ‘Properties’.
- Select ‘Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click ‘Properties’.
- You will see ‘Use the following DNS server addresses’ option, so click the radio button corresponding to it. With that, you will be able to enter the DNS server address, which is as follows:
- Preferred DNS server: 126.96.36.199.
- Alternate DNS server: 188.8.131.52.
- For each of the windows, you see on the screen, click ‘OK’ and then, close the Control Panel. Now, your computer is configured to assign static DNS server addresses.
For Mac OS X:
In order to change settings on Mac OS X, this is what you are going to do:
- Go to ‘System Preferences’ and then click on ‘Network Icon’.
- You will have to select your network card, which is on the left-hand side and then, select the ‘Advanced’ button given close to the bottom right corner.
- When you do that, go to the ‘DNS’ tab and start entering values in DNS fields. The fields will be greyed out, so you just need to click the ‘+’ symbol at the bottom in order to add new entries. Here is what you will have to add:
If you are trying to change settings on your iOS device, then you need to connect the device to a Wi-Fi network. After that, you need to tap the ‘Blue Arrow’ button on the right side of the network name in order to fine-tune its settings. In the DNS field, you will have to enter 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11. You need to use commas to separate different DNS addresses.
The process can be done on Android devices as well, so here is what you will have to do:
- Open ‘Settings’ on your device.
- Select ‘Wi-Fi’ and then, long press your Wi-Fi network. Now, select ‘Modify Network’.
- Tick the box corresponding to ‘Show Advanced Options’.
- You will now have to change ‘IP Settings’ to ‘Static’.
- In ‘DNS 1’, enter ‘18.104.22.168’ and in ‘DNS 2’, enter ‘22.214.171.124’.
- Finally, press ‘Save’ button followed by disconnecting your device from the network and then, connecting it back on.
With this, you will be able to fix the problem. However, if the problem persists, then you should get in touch with Belkin N600 Router experts.