Canadian Shield is available to be set up both for entire
networks or on a variety of devices and platforms.
To protect devices while they are connected to your home internet, CIRA recommends setting up CIRA Canadian Shield on your router/gateway as this will protect your whole network.
Below are the set-up guides for your router/gateway as well as individual devices.
Already set it up and are looking to ensure it’s working properly? You can test your configuration here.
Before you proceed...
- If you set-up CIRA Canadian Shield on your router/gateway then the whole network is protected and you will not need to set-up individual devices.
- Before changing your DNS settings write down your existing IP addresses in case you need to go back.
Summary of CIRA Canadian Shield DNS resolver addresses
Home router/gateway – recommended
Microsoft Windows Operating System
Mobile edition in iOS or Android (App Store or Google Play)
DNS Encryption with DNS over HTTPs (DoH) on Chrome
DNS Encryption with DNS over HTTPs (DoH) on Firefox
DNS Encryption with HTTPs on Microsoft Edge
DNS Encryption with DNS over TLS (DoT)