Recently I upgraded my Huawei B525s-23a 4G router’s firmware (new software version 81.191.13.00.1134, Web UI version 81.100.31.02.1134) only to find out the trick to change DNS servers has stopped working:
After a brief inspection with browser’s developer console, worry not, DNS settings are still here (it’s Huawei, so they are hidden of course); to show the settings navigate to Router -> DHCP, press F12 and enter this into developer’s console:
Press enter, and the settings are back:
Tested with Firefox, Chrome and Chromium based Edge.
Labas, gal gali pasidalinti 81.191.13.00.1134 versija, kuri kaip supnratu yra ‘paskutine’, nes isnarsiau visa interneta ir negaliu jos rasti..
how to show dns
Please help me
Hi, sorry I don’t have this router, so no idea. You can try Pi-hole route, as described here: https://www.taluntis.lt/zte-mf286r-dns-settings/ , but it’ll require some additional hardware and basic Linux knowledge.
there is the same trick with VPN setup ?
This helped a lot! Thanks!
hi guys can we change ethernet settings doing this too? (ie wan) because my ethernet setting menu is hidden. i have b252s-65a
Hi, what ethernet settings do you want to change?
Whole Ethernet menu is hidden – so you can’t do Failover from WAN to LTE network – because simply by defulat WAN port works like LAN.
In network settings all you see is “Mobile Settings”.
I was looking at web page through F12 but coudn’t find anything that wuld “enable” it.
It there any hope that somebody with that Menu would share APi call that WEB UI makes so the unlucky ones could try if it would work for us?
Hi, sorry for the late reply, I somehow missed your post.
In my B525 I have Ethernet settings menu and its HTML code looks like this:
So if it’s still relevant, all I can recommend is going to Network settings, hitting F12 and expanding divs in developer’s console’s Elements tab to see if you don’t have something called “menu_ethernet” or similar, which is hidden. If you don’t – it’s probably disabled in the firmware.
This also works for the following… (the option to change the DNS server was missing for me too!)
Device name: B525s-23a
Software version: 81.191.13.00.25
Web UI version: 81.100.31.02.25
Where can I get a link to the new (software version 81.191.13.00.1134, Web UI version 81.100.31.02.1134) update and are there any advantages?
In other words, were there any other changes or benefits apart from the option to change the DNS server being hidden?
You should really create a sticky for your following comment answers to questions like…
Q: “I notice though if I refresh the page the Manual DNS settings disappear. Is this correct?”
A: Yes, they disappear on refresh, but all saved changes persist. ✓
Thanks for sharing this information
If clicking “check for updates” in the router settings finds nothing – I wouldn’t bother. There are numerous versions of this router, depending on your country or provider, and every modification gets its own firmware version, so your only bet then is to download firmware from some random site, which carries security risks and can brick your device if something goes wrong. Also, I have seen reports of bridge mode getting removed with new firmware.
Good news, have the same problem. I have never used developer tools or console. Have tried adding the line to unhide the DNS settings bot can’t get it to work. Would you please give more detailed instructions on how to enter that line in the console? Thanks.
Hi, I made a short video using Chrome browser
Hope that helps
You can open it in a new tab or zoom in if it’s too small to see.
Thank you the fix is working now. Much appreciated!
Great video clip. I notice though if I refresh the page the Manual DNS settings disappear. Is this correct?
Yes, they disappear on refresh, but all saved changes persist.
Device name B525s-23a
APN by default is disabled and I need to add a new APN.
Do you have a command to add APN or enable default APN?
Hi, don’t you have a setting like this: