DNS IPs:
50.116.35.76
45.79.166.125

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Forwarding DNS queries to Rawstream DNS

Once the network is configured in Rawstream, the network needs to be set to forward DNS queries to Rawstream DNS.

The network can forward DNS queries to Rawstream from any of the below network elements:
1. Internet router
2. WiFi Access Point
3. On-premise DNS server (Windows Server 2008 / 2012)
4. DHCP

The best option depends on your network layout.

When filtering guest WiFi you may want to set the access points to forward traffic, while for an organisation that is running Windows Active Directory / Windows DNS Server the better option will be updating the on-premise DNS server.

Note

Before updating the network confirm that your network is correctly configured in Rawstream. A DNS lookup for test.rawstream.com against Rawstream DNS should return 45.79.166.125.

Generic Router

To change the DNS servers on your router the basic steps:
1. Sign in to your router's web-based admininstration
2. Go the Settings or Setup page
3. Set the primary DNS and the secondary DNS fields to the Rawstream DNS server IPs
4. Save settings.

Netgear Router
  1. Launch a web browser from a computer or WiFi device that is connected to your NETGEAR router.
  2. Visit [www.routerlogin.net].
  3. Enter the username and password.
    The default username is admin. The default password is password.
  4. Select Internet.
  5. Under the Domain Name Server (DNS) Address section, select the radio button for Use these DNS Servers.
  6. Set the primary DNS and the secondary DNS fields to the Rawstream DNS server IPs
  7. Click Apply.
  1. Open a web browser and enter your routers IP Address into the address bar in order to access the network settings page. This address is typically http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1.
  2. On the top navigation bar select the Advanced tab then navigate to the DNS section on the left of the page.
  3. Set the primary DNS and the secondary DNS fields to the Rawstream DNS server IPs
  4. Click Apply
  1. Open a web browser and enter your routers IP Address into the address bar in order to access the network settings page. This address is typically http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1.
  2. Click DHCP -> DHCP Settings.
  3. Set the primary DNS and the secondary DNS fields to the Rawstream DNS server IPs.
  4. Click Save.
WiFi Access Point

To change the DNS servers on your WiFi router the basic steps:
1. Sign in to your router's web-based admininstration
2. Go the Settings or Setup page
3. Set the primary DNS and the secondary DNS fields to the Rawstream DNS server IPs
4. Save settings.

Ubiquiti USG

Set the UniFi Security Gateway (USG) WAN preferred DNS servers (under Settings > Networks > WAN) to Rawstream DNS IPs.

We do not recommend using DHCP to distribute the Rawstream DNS IPs to client devices.

Microtik
  1. Sign in to the Mikrotik
  2. Click IP > DNS
  3. Set the Rawstream DNS IPs in the servers field.
  4. Click OK

On-Premise DNS server

Specific instructions for Windows DNS can be found below. For other DNS servers, please refer to the relevant documentation. In general you will need to have the on-premise DNS server forward DNS requests to Rawstream DNS IPs.

Windows Server 2008
  1. Click Start > Programs > Administrative Tools > DNS to launch the DNS MMC.
  2. Bring up the server's Properties page by right-clicking the server.
  3. Select the Forwders tab.
  4. Select the "Edit..." button.
  5. Enter the Rawstream DNS IPs addresses.
  6. Click Ok
Windows Server 2012
  1. Bring up Server Manager, click the Tools menu, and select DNS
  2. Choose the server you want to edit, then select the Forwders tab.
  3. Click Edit
  4. Enter the Rawstream DNS IP addresses.
  5. Click Ok

DHCP

We do not recommend using DHCP to distribute the Rawsream DNS IPs to the clients to query directly.

We recommend having clients send DNS queries the router which then forwards them to Rawstream DNS. This enables the router to cache DNS responses, and allows resolution of internal hosts.

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