How do I set up a custom DNS in the Cogeco Wi-Fi app?

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Good to know: DNS (Domain Name Server) configuration is only controlled through the Cogeco Wi-Fi app for Residential customers using a F@st 3896 modem or Adtran SDG 854-v6 router. If you’re a Business client or a Residential customer with a different modem, this can only be set up directly through the modem’s settings.

A DNS is a server that provides the IP address associated with a URL (for example, when you enter “google.com” in your browser, the DNS redirects this to the IP address “8.8.8.8”). By default, your modem will connect to Cogeco’s DNS, but you can also connect to a custom DNS. Here’s how:

Configuring your DNS on iOS

  1. From the Cogeco Wi-Fi app home screen, scroll to the Adapt section and select the settings icon.


  2. Select Advanced settings.


  3. Under DNS, select the Custom DNS tab.
  4. Enter the desired servers in the Primary and Secondary fields.


  5. Select Done.

Configuring your DNS on Android

  1. From the Cogeco Wi-Fi app home screen, scroll down to the Adapt section and select the settings icon.
  2. Select Advanced settings.
  3. Select DNS.
  4. Toggle the option to enable Custom DNS.
  5. Select Custom DNS and enter the desired servers in the Primary DNS and Secondary DNS fields.


  6. Select Save.

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