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What is Verizon preferred DNS settings?

What is Verizon preferred DNS settings?

Nickel Contributor
Message 1 of 6

What are the preferred DNS servers to use for FIOS in NJ (Chatham to be specific)?  Thanks.

Gold Contributor VII
Gold Contributor VII
Message 2 of 6

For Verizon DSL, see as need be.




My educated guess: For Verion FIOS, they may be the same as Verizon DSL.



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Silver Contributor IV
Message 3 of 6

I'm curious, does your connection use DHCP to get the public IP address on your router?  Why not use the DNS servers being given out in DHCP?  As a second resort you can always try the google DNS servers at and

Platinum Contributor I
Message 4 of 6

or open dns




or genuity's dns's (my favorites)


Copper Contributor
Location: McLean, VA
Message 5 of 6

For my machines which use a static IP, I put in the address of the router ( as the DNS server.  The router acts as a DNS proxy and passes along all DNS requests to the server it receives as part of its DHCP address request going further up stream.

Silver Contributor IV
Message 6 of 6

That seems logical to me especially if VZ changes the DNS server it will be no impact to the user.  

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