Follow the steps below to configure ControlD on your Netgear router.
Keep in mind that Netgear routers use legacy DNS at the moment.
Open the Netgear router interface by navigating to it in your browser. You can reach it via
Navigate to the Internet section in the sidebar.
Next, change the “Domain Name Server (DNS) Address” option to Use These DNS Servers.
Now determine which DNS resolver you want to use. If you are configuring our free DNS resolvers, you can use these IPs:
If you are configuring a custom DNS resolver, you can find your custom DNS IP in the My Account section:
Netgear allows you to configure two DNS resolvers but you can use just one if you prefer.
The router will use the Primary DNS for resolving queries and the Secondary DNS as a backup. You can use the same DNS IP for both in this case.
Once you have selected the DNS IP you want to use, you can enter it in the Primary and Secondary DNS fields.
Finally, press Apply near the top of the page.
Once the router saves the configuration, you are using ControlD on your network!
Keep in mind that if you configure a custom DNS on any of the individual devices connected to this router, those devices will not be using the DNS you configured here.