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Jun262018

How to change DNS on Tomato Firmware - Smart DNS Proxy

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Tomatoes are delicious vegetables that can help prevent cancer due to its high levels of Lycopene. Oh wait, are we taking tomato as in the open-source router firmware?

In our previous video, we showed you how to set up our smart DNS on open source DD-WRT firmware. And today, let’s talk about its younger brother -- the tomato firmware.

Unlike DD-WRT, tomato firmware is even easier to install and use. But its biggest strength is its real-time bandwidth and connection monitoring, which means you can see everything that happens on your network as it’s happening.

So, if you’re one of those rare geeks who went out of the way to flash tomato firmware, and now want to bypass geo restrictions, well here is how you can setup SDP on it.

Let’s begin.

Before we begin, make sure you are connected to your tomato router.

To access your router admin panel, open up your web browser and in the url box type in the router’s IP address.

If you are not sure what that is, open up your terminal on Mac or Linux and type in ‘route -n get default’. The value next to gateway is your Router’s IP address.

For Windows, type in ‘ipconfig /all’ and look for the value next to the default gateway. That’s the router’s IP address.

By default, tomato uses 192.168.1.1.

Once done, it’ll ask for the username and password, which you had set when you first set up the device. Type that in.

Once you log in, your tomato interface might look a bit different based on what firmware you are running. In my case, I’m running the VPN built, but the steps are pretty much the same.

From here, look for the basic settings option in the left pane, and click on Network. Scroll down till you see DNS Servers option and set it to Manual instead of Auto.

SmartDNSProxy has DNS servers all around the world that can improve DNS query speeds. In general, you’ll need to choose a DNS server as close to your physical location as possible. For this instance, say, if I’m in Australia, then I’ll use two DNS servers from countries near it like Australia itself and New Zealand; and once you are done, save the changes.

Apply the Settings and reboot your router. To do this, click on the gear icon on the top right that says System and then select ‘Reboot’

Now, just as we did in all our previous Smart DNS Proxy setup videos, you need to LOGIN to your Smart DNS Proxy MyAccount section and activate your IP address.

If you haven’t already created an account, you can do it now, Smart DNS Proxy offers a 14-day free trial with no credit card required to sign up.

Once you log in, go to MyAccount section and make sure that you see 3 green ticks.

If your IP shows not active, simply click UPDATE IP button.

And that’s it, it should work now. Though, do remember most devices on your network will not begin using the new DNS settings unless you restart the device.

A good way to check if it’s working or not is by accessing the content that was previously unavailable. If it loads, then it’s working.

Well that’s all for now. Let us know if you want us to handpick best features of dd-wrt or tomato firmware.

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