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Setup instructions

You can use SurfGuard with every device Below are the required steps to actually use SurfGuard with your device.

You will need the SurfGuard addresses to configure your device that can be found at and then click on Manage Service.

If you need help with setting up your device, please contact support by email at

Configure a Router
This setup automatically covers all devices connected to your router so there is no need to configure each of your device manually.

  1. Open the preferences for your router. Usually, you can access it from your browser via a URL, such as or You may be prompted to enter a password. If you don't remember it, you can often reset the password by pressing a button on the router itself, but be aware that if this procedure is chosen, you will probably lose the entire router configuration. If your router requires an app to set it up, please install the app on your phone or PC and use it to access the router’s settings.

  2. Find the DHCP/DNS settings. Look for the DNS letters next to a field which allows two or three sets of numbers, each broken into four groups of one to three digits.

  3. Enter your SurfGuard IP addresses there.

  4. On some router types, a custom DNS server cannot be set up. In that case, setting up SurfGuard as a DHCP server may help. Otherwise, you should check the router manual on how to customize DNS servers on your specific router model.

Configure Windows

  1. Open Control Panel through Start menu or Windows search.

  2. Go to Network and Internet category and then to Network and Sharing Center.

  3. In the left panel, click "Change adapter settings".

  4. Right-click your active connection and select Properties.

  5. Find "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" (or, for IPv6, "Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)") in the list, select it and then click on Properties again.

  6. Choose "Use the following DNS server addresses" and enter your SurfGuard IP addresses.

Configure macOS

  1. Click the Apple icon and go to System Preferences.

  2. Click Network.

  3. Select the first connection in your list and click Advanced.

  4. Select the DNS tab and enter your SurfGuard IP addresses.

Configure Android

  1. From the Android Menu home screen, tap Settings.

  2. Tap Wi-Fi on the menu. The screen listing all of the available networks will be shown (it is impossible to set custom DNS for mobile connection).

  3. Long press the network you're connected to, and tap Modify Network.

  4. On some devices, you may need to check the box for Advanced to see further settings. To adjust your Android DNS settings, you will need to switch the IP settings from DHCP to Static.

  5. Change DNS 1 and DNS 2 values to your SurfGuard IP addresses.

On Android, you can alternatively use the DNS Changer app which is available for free in the Google Play Store.

Configure iOS

  1. From the home screen, tap Settings.

  2. Choose Wi-Fi in the left menu (it is impossible to configure DNS for mobile networks).

  3. Tap on the name of the currently active network.

  4. In the DNS field enter your SurfGuard IP addresses.

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