How to Change DNS on 3801HGV 2Wire router

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How to Change DNS on 3801HGV 2Wire router

What do I do to change the Primary and Secondary DNS on the 2wire router:  

3801HGV (the new block box).

 

I know that changing it will degrade my TV performance, but I want to do this as a test.

Roku Netflix streaming 'sucks' on Uverse (at least my installation) - I barely get 2.0 mbps HD service on a 12 mbps subscribed line which makes HD streaming not possible.  Nothing AT&T has done has resolved the issue.  I want to try one more thing to see if I can go outside AT&T's network and connect via Roku's suggested primary and secondary DNS servers.  If that works, then at least we know where the problem is.  If that doesn't work - then I have to switch providers and call it a day.

 

Thanks for any help.

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Re: How to Change DNS on 3801HGV 2Wire router

Same here, as soon as my contract is over I am switching back to my local cable company. I am having internal NetBios names collision and I have no control over the DNS, UPNP, and many other settings.

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ACE - Expert

Re: How to Change DNS on 3801HGV 2Wire router

If you want control over DNS and uPNP settings, then purchase your own router and place it in the RG's DMZplus configuration.

 

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Teacher

Re: How to Change DNS on 3801HGV 2Wire router

I have DISH for over a decade and like it. FYI. It's cheaper.

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I don't feel you respect the knowlege you have and the years of experience that give you the idea that what you suggest is simple or do-a-ble by people who have other full time occupations and hobbies and demands upon their life.

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Re: How to Change DNS on 3801HGV 2Wire router

We have no idea how to read, let alone follow step one. You underestimate your experience and knowlege.

 

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1. Set your router's WAN interface to get an IP address via DHCP.  This is required at first so that the 2Wire recognizes your router.

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HUH????

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Re: How to Change DNS on 3801HGV 2Wire router

AllenAllen, then please go use DISH and quit insulting the intellegence of AT&T U-verse users who have posted here looking for help.

 

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
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