Where do you want to change the DNS server?
Where should the DNS server be changed?
There are many possible points where you can change the DSN server. Where the best point is depends on what goals you have. If you want to change the DNS-Server of your entire network, you should make the setting on the responsible gateway device (router). If only one special device needs the special setting, you should only make the change there.
Change the DNS server on a PC
The DNS server can be easily changed on many PCs and Macs. Different operating systems can be installed on a PC. For the following operating systems, we currently have instructions on how to change the DNS server:
Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Debian and other Linux distributions based on Linux Mint, Ubuntu, or Debian.
Mac OS X
from Mac OS 10.1 (regardless of the device used)
Change your DNS server on a smartphone or tablet
The DNS server can also be set for mobile devices. Different operating systems can be installed on a smartphone or tablet. For the following operating systems, we currently have instructions on how to change the DNS server:
Possible from Android 2.0. Android is usually installed on smartphones from Google (Pixel), Samsung (e.B. Galaxy, devices), Huawei and Honor (EMUI).
iOS/iPadOs is installed on Apple smartphones such as the iPhone series and the iPad series
Change the DNS server on a router or similar gateway device
The most useful place to change your DNS server. All devices connected to a router accept its DNS settings by default. Change once, applied everywhere. For the following routers or similar gateway devices, we currently have instructions on how to change the DNS server:
e.g. FRITZ! Box 7590, FRITZ! Box 6591 Cable, FRITZ! Box 7530, FRITZ! Box 7530 AX, FRITZ! Box 7583, FRITZ! Box 7582, FRITZ! Box 6591 Cable, FRITZ! Box 6660 Cable, FRITZ! Box 6590 Cable, FRITZ! Box 6490 Cable
Speedport devices from Deutsche Telekom.
Change the DNS server on an IoT device
Even modern IoT devices make it possible to change their DNS settings remotely. For the following devices, we currently have instructions on how to change the DNS server:
Amazon Echo, Amazon Echo Plus, Amazon Echo Dot
Amazon Echo Studio, Amazon Echo Show, Amazon Echo Spot
Google Home, Google Home mini, Google Nest mini
Amazon Fire-TV-Stick / TV-Cube
HomePod mini, HomePod (Apple)
Change the DNS server on a device of a different type
For the following other devices, we currently have instructions on how to change the DNS server:
Possible from PlayStation 3 up to and including the latest game console.
Microsoft XBox One
Possible from XBox360 up to and including the latest game console.
Change a DNS server in a software or software service
Stubby DNS Resolver
Stubby is an application that acts as a local DNS Privacy Stub Resolver (with DNS-over-TLS). Stubby encrypts DNS requests sent from a client machine (desktop or laptop) to a DNS privacy resolver, increasing end-user privacy.