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I cant get my router to connect to internet. i dont know where to find my dns address

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  • Carl Navarro
    Carl Navarro May 11, 2010

    Your DNS comes from your internet service provider, but you can always use 4.2.2.2 to get started.



    I suspect you have other problems than DNS issues.



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Let me know whats is your ISP name?

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

  • Dondon Sep 23, 2008

    The provider provide also the DNS

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