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How To Customize DNS on Kindle Fire HDX

Recently I visited a network that locked down external web surfing by providing bogus DNS servers. Fortunately I was able to easily set it to static servers on my Kindle Fire HDX and within about 30 seconds, I was back in business. Here’s how I did it.

Custom DNS Kindle Fire HDX

From the Kindle Fire HDX Options Menu, Click on the Wireless icon.

Change Kindle Fire WIFI DNS and IP Settings

On the next screen tap on Wi-Fi.

Change Kindle Fire WIFI DNS and IP Settings - Tap Wi-Fi

Tap and Hold your Wi-Fi network to open the Advanced Wi-Fi settings.

Change Kindle Fire WIFI DNS and IP Settings - Tap and Hold WIFI for Advanced Menu

Then tap Advanced Settings.

Change Kindle Fire WIFI DNS and IP Settings - Tap Advanced

Now check the box “Show Advanced Settings.” Tap the IP Settings drop-down and change DHCP to Static.

Change Kindle Fire WIFI DNS and IP Settings - Enable Advanced and Click Static

With IP settings set to Static, scroll down and change your both entries to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 which is Google’s Public DNS. Or you can another DNS service you prefer, such as OpenDNS.

Change Kindle Fire WIFI DNS and IP Settings - Set DNS IP

At least with my Kindle Fire HDX, it kept the DHCP assigned IP address and Gateway provided by my Wireless Routers DHCP scope. If you want to be extra thorough, you might also want to change your IP address to a higher IP in the range just to make sure it doesn’t step on another device on your network at a later time.

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One Response to How To Customize DNS on Kindle Fire HDX

  1. Jacky Estacado October 23, 2014 at 9:27 am #

    For DNS 2, can’t I just use the alternate google dns ip of 8.8.4.4?

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