Changing Hitachi A261-431245R DNS servers
Welcome to the Freeola Support pages. This guide is designed to take you though the basic steps for changing your DNS server settings within the Hitachi A261-431245R router. For more internet help topics please visit our main Support Page.
These instructions apply to the Hitachi A261-431245R ADSL Modem Router. The settings may also apply to other Hitachi routers.
Firstly you will need to log-in to your Router Control Panel, this is a control panel held within the router itself and can be accessed by visiting the router's address using a web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome).
The default address for a Hitachi router is 192.168.2.1 however this may differ if it has been changed manually by yourself or your network administrator.
Bring up a Web Browser (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome) and Type http://192.168.2.1 into the Address Bar at the top of the screen.
You should now be given a log-in prompt. Enter your log-in password into the box provided and select OK.
If your router was configured by Freeola or the router has recently been factory reset, the password would have been set to 'admin'. Alternatively, if you, or your network administrator originally configured the router, you may have set your own log-in password.
Under the Router Settings heading you will need to enter the required DNS Servers into the boxes provided. For OpenDNS these are 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199. Alternatively if you are not using OpenDNS, Freeola's DNS servers are 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206.
Select Save to save the settings so that they are stored. You may need to reboot the router for the changes to take effect.
Once reconnected, in order to ensure your new DNS settings are working correctly, you should attempt to bring up a web page, for example http://freeola.com.
If you were following the OpenDNS Web Filtering Guide, click here to return.