How to change DNS on Windows 10?

DNS(Domain Name System) plays a vast role to show you the web-pages you on the browsers. What it actually does? Well, you already know that all the websites(domain names) are mapped with IP addresses. When you type a domain name on the address bar the DNS looks for the IP address for the domain name. This results to serve the web-page on your browser.

Should you change DNS on Windows 10?

If your ISP(Internet Service Provider) using a slow DNS provider(high response time) and it is causing a slow Internet connection to you then you must change it to a DNS with a low response time.

There are many FREE DNS servers that you can use to speed up your Internet connection.

1 | Google public DNS servers

  • Primary DNS server: 8.8.8.8
  • Secondary DNS server: 8.8.4.4

2 | Cloudflare DNS servers

  • Primary DNS server: 1.1.1.1
  • Secondary DNS server: 1.0.0.1

3 | Verisign public DNS Servers

  • Primary DNS server: 64.6.64.6
  • Secondary DNS server: 64.6.65.6

You can find more FREE public DNS servers here.

How to change DNS on Windows 10?

  1. Right-click on the start menu.
  2. Click on Network Connections.
Open Network Connection on Windows 10
  1. Click on Change adapter options.
Change adapter options on Windows 10
  1. Now you can see all the network adapters available on your computer. Right-click on the network adapter which is connected to the network.
  2. Click on Properties.
Network Properties Windows 10
  1. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
  2. Click on Properties.
Internet Protocol Version properties
  1. Select Use the following DNS server addresses.
  2. Enter new DNS server addresses on the preferred and alternate DNS server field (Primary & Secondary DNS server accordingly).
  3. Click on the OK button.
how to change dns on windows 10

That is all. You successfully changed the DNS on your Windows 10 computer.

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