Set Up DD-WRT Router To Use Google DNS/OpenDNS

Google DNS teams up with OpenDNS and some "Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) to attach location data to the DNS requests, so when you request a web page, it will go to a server near you" [1]

Here's how I update the configuration of my DD-WRT'ed Linksys WRT54G-TM to use Google DNS.

  1. Log into your router's dd-wrt web interface.  You can access it using in your browser.
  2. Go to Services tab » Services sub tab » Services Management section » DNSMasq sub section
  3. Enable both DNSMasq and Local DNS options
  4. In the Additional DNSMasq Options text box, enter:
  5. no-resolv
  6. Click Apply Settings