[Wireless Router] How to set up AdGuard DNS with an ASUS router?


Feature introduction

1. Create an AdGuard DNS account

2. Set up AdGuard DNS on ASUS router

3. Set up AdGuard DNS in Guest Network Pro

4. How to overview the traffic status and the blocked requests?

5. How to customize the AdGuard DNS settings?

6. How establish a DNS server?

7. How to customize the blocklist?



Who would be recommended for AdGuard DNS?

If you have the following need, you might consider using AdGuard DNS.

Block Ads: Say goodbye to annoying ads cluttering your browsing experience.

Clean browsing for kids: Keep your kids away from unwanted contents by blocking access.

Protect Privacy: Keep your online activities more private by blocking trackers and malware domains.

Simplify Security: Reduce the risk of malware infections by blocking access to known malicious websites.

Improve Speed: Enjoy faster browsing by skipping the loading of ad-heavy content.


What is AdGuard DNS?

AdGuard DNS is a Domain Name System (DNS) service that offers ad-blocking and privacy protection features. AdGuard DNS works by filtering out requests to known advertising, tracking, and malware domains at the DNS level, before a connection is even established. This helps to block ads and prevent your device from loading potentially harmful content.




This feature is supported on specific models and firmware versions.

1. Please ensure your device is on the support list.

    GT-AX11000 Pro...and other models will be updated continuously.

2. Please ensure the firmware version is later than Please make sure the firmware version of your ASUS router is up to date.

    For the latest firmware update please refer to FAQ [Wireless Router] How to update the firmware of your router to the latest version

3. Due to region restrictions, some of the regions may not support this feature. 




1. Create an AdGuard DNS account

*To use this feature, you must create an AdGuard Account first.

  a. Connect your device (laptop or phone) to the router via wired or WiFi connection and enter your router LAN IP or router URL https://www.asusrouter.com to the WEB GUI.

  b. Enter your login username and password on the login page and then click [Sign In].

  c. Go to [ Parental Controls ]> [ AdGuard ] and enable AdGuard.


 d. Click the banner or [ Sign up ] to create an AdGuard DNS account.



2. Set up AdGuard DNS on ASUS router

 a. Sign in to your AdGuard account.


 b. Click [ Add profile ].


 c. Name your profile and save it. Please make sure you click [ Apply all settings ] after saving. 

     The router will apply the DNS rule based on default setups. 

 d. You could find a [ Selected ] mark on the right when successfully applying.



3. Set up AdGuard DNS in Guest Network Pro

AdGuard DNS could set up separately and concurrently with Guest Network Pro. Each Guest Network Pro profile could apply their own AdGuard DNS settings based on your need.

 a. Go to [ Guest Network Pro ] > We take [Kid’s Network] as an example here.


 b. Navigate to AdGuard and enable it. Then sign in to select a router profile for applying the AdGuard DNS settings in current Scheduled network.



4. How to overview the traffic status and the blocked requests?

 By clicking [ Statistic ], we will guide you to AdGuard DNS website. You could see the overview requests that monitor and blocked by AdGuard DNS


5. How to customize your DNS settings?

 Click [Advanced Settings], we will guide you to AdGuard DNS website for more settings.

 You should be able to do the following settings:

a. Create and manage the server.

b. Delete connected device.

c. Set up block list, DNS filter, browsing security, and more.


 6. How to establish a new DNS server?

 *Please login to AdGuard DNS website for this operation.

 a. If you prefer not to use the default server, you could go to [ Servers ] and select [ Create server ].

 b. Simply name your server to complete the setups.

 c. Once you established a new server, you could see the new option on ASUS router.


*To select and apply the new server settings to your router, please add a profile under this server.


7. How to customize the blocklists?

 *Please login to AdGuard DNS website for this operation.

 a. Go to [ Servers ] > [ Server Settings ] and navigate to [ Blocklists ].

 b. You could edit the blocklists for each server. AdGuard provides comprehensive lists to meet different scenarios.





How to get the (Utility / Firmware)?  

You can download the latest drivers, software, firmware and user manuals in the ASUS Download Center.

If you need more information about the ASUS Download Center, please refer this link.