Netgear C6300 DNS Invalid IP


#1

My router is a netgear C6300 and is currently configured to use the google dns server, however when I go to change it to 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1 and click apply, the page just says failure invalid ip. Any suggestions?


Netgear C6300 issues
#2

It’s quite possible that the Netgear, like some other hardware, allocates 1.1.1.1 for something else. Will it take just 1.0.0.1?


#3

I’m trying to change the DNS on my router to 1.1.1.1, but it keeps coming up with an “Invalid IP address.” error.

This is how I’m typing it in: https://i.imgur.com/oHaCE4u.png

And this is what the error looks like: https://i.imgur.com/A8XF6bt.png

I’ve tried filling in the tertiary space with Google’s 8.8.8.8 but it comes up with the same result. Hell, I even tried clicking apply with “Get automatically from ISP” checked, but it still says “Invalid IP address”

Any ideas?


#4

Well that seems unfortunate. Try rebooting the router, firmware on those devices can be horribly unreliable (might check for a firmware update as well).


#5

I believe these two are the same issue… You @kenzer161 and @ThatOneLegion should probably try to update the firmware, otherwise contact Netgear about it!


#6

I was trying to do the same thing. Some months ago, I had manually entered the Google DNS, but now I couldn’t change it to Cloudflare, getting the Invalid IP address. I tried OpenDNS, and some others from the list I got running DNS Benchmark. None of them would work. Did a factory reset, now I can’t change it to anything. I’ve seen this is an issue in a number of other forums, including more than one thread in the Netgear forums. So far, no DD-WRT support for the C6300. Fortunately, I have a TP-Link C9 already set up with DD-WRT, so I’m going to shut off the router portion of the C6300 and use it as a modem only. Good luck with the C6300, Netgear is not responding to the problems, and quite a few users are getting quite frustrated. By the way, my firmware is fully up to date.