Knowledge Base - Setting DNS statically

Getting your Ranger to use a static DNS address is quite simple, but this is a feature that is normally hidden when you operate the Ranger in “standard mode”. Rangers are shipped with advanced features hidden because many customers will not have a need for them.

The first step is to “unhide” the advanced features. This is done from the setup tab of the Ranger’s control panel as indicated in the following screenshot:

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Check the OFF box to “unhide” advanced features. Be sure to SAVE your changes using the save button before proceeding.

Once you have saved your change, you will now notice that there are a couple of new tabs in the Ranger’s control panel. One of them will be labeled Advanced as shown in the next screenshot:

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Click on the Advanced tab and find the section associated with DNS server selection as highlighted in the next screenshot:

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Rangers are shipped with the DNS set to Automatic. In order to use a static DNS of your choice, simply check the radio button labeled Static which will change the screen to look like this:

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Starting with the box labeled Nameserver 1 enter the IP addresses of your desired DNS servers. You do not have to fill all the boxes, but it may be desirable to enter the Google servers ( and as the final entries so as to provide a backup capability in the event that your preferred DNS server experiences an outage. When you are finished with your entries, SAVE your changes with the SAVE button on the bottom of the page.


Created : 2019-08-15 19:58:47, Last Modified : 2019-08-15 19:58:47

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