How to Change DNS Settings on an Eero Pro Router

Introduction

In this guide, you will learn how to change the DNS settings of your existing Eero Mesh Network. Adjusting your network's DNS settings is typically done to troubleshoot a problematic connection, or if you as the user have a preferred DNS server you wish for all the devices on your network to use.
Tools You'll Need:
  • Your mobile device
Before You Begin:
You must the eero app installed.
Your eero router/gateway must already be set up.
  • How to Set Up an Eero Pro Router CON-5866
Eero beacon mesh system

Should I change DNS settings on my Eero?

DNS stands for "Domain Name System." A DNS service/server is what translates the name of the website or server you are trying to connect to into the IP address that matches it. This is something that has to take place for your router to make the right connections. There are a handful of reasons you might want to consider using different DNS settings on your Eero Network:
 
You might speed up your connection
Third-party DNS servers can sometimes be faster than your ISP's default DNS servers. This isn't always the case though, and will largely depend on how close the third-party DNS servers are to your home or office and how they compare your ISP's DNS servers. For this reason, if you are having connectivity issues, trying a different DNS server may be beneficial.
Your connection might be more reliable
If your connection seems unreliable, changing your DNS settings might be an easy way to see if that's the problem. Your ISP may be having trouble keeping their DNS servers up and running without any issues, and this can result in slow or interrupted connections while surfing the web or streaming content of any kind. Switching to a more reliable DNS server may resolve this.
May be looking to access content that's not available in your region
Some ISPs or networks in other countries block content at the DNS level, a third-party DNS service that doesn't block that content may help you get around those restrictions.

1 Change Your DNS Settings on Your Eero Network

  1. Open the Eero app.
    Eero App Logo
  2. Tap the Menu to open it up.
    Eero menu
  3. Tap Network Settings.
    Network settings
  4. Tap Advanced Settings.
    Advanced network settings
  5. Select DNS.
    Advanced settings menu showing DNS selected
  6. Select Custom DNS to open the DNS fields.
    Custom DNS selection
  7. Select and type in your desired DNS addresses.
    Typing in DNS fields

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In this guide, you will learn how to change the DNS settings of your existing Eero Mesh Network. Adjusting your network's DNS settings is typically done to troubleshoot a problematic connection, or if you as the user have a preferred DNS server you wish for all the devices on your network to use.
Tools You'll Need:
  • Your mobile device
Before You Begin:
You must the eero app installed.
Your eero router/gateway must already be set up.
  • How to Set Up an Eero Pro Router CON-5866
Eero beacon mesh system

Should I change DNS settings on my Eero?

DNS stands for "Domain Name System." A DNS service/server is what translates the name of the website or server you are trying to connect to into the IP address that matches it. This is something that has to take place for your router to make the right connections. There are a handful of reasons you might want to consider using different DNS settings on your Eero Network:
 
You might speed up your connection
Third-party DNS servers can sometimes be faster than your ISP's default DNS servers. This isn't always the case though, and will largely depend on how close the third-party DNS servers are to your home or office and how they compare your ISP's DNS servers. For this reason, if you are having connectivity issues, trying a different DNS server may be beneficial.
Your connection might be more reliable
If your connection seems unreliable, changing your DNS settings might be an easy way to see if that's the problem. Your ISP may be having trouble keeping their DNS servers up and running without any issues, and this can result in slow or interrupted connections while surfing the web or streaming content of any kind. Switching to a more reliable DNS server may resolve this.
May be looking to access content that's not available in your region
Some ISPs or networks in other countries block content at the DNS level, a third-party DNS service that doesn't block that content may help you get around those restrictions.
  1. Open the Eero app.
    Eero App Logo
  2. Tap the Menu to open it up.
    Eero menu
  3. Tap Network Settings.
    Network settings
  4. Tap Advanced Settings.
    Advanced network settings
  5. Select DNS.
    Advanced settings menu showing DNS selected
  6. Select Custom DNS to open the DNS fields.
    Custom DNS selection
  7. Select and type in your desired DNS addresses.
    Typing in DNS fields
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