How to setup Google Public DNS server on Windows 10

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How to setup Google Public DNS server on Windows 10

Learn how to setup Google Public DNS server on Windows 10. Switching to any DNS server is easy, you just have to setup your preferred DNS server manually instead of letting the computer to automatically obtain the server address from your local internet service provider (ISP).

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A slow DNS servers can cause a lag before websites start to load, and if your server sometimes goes down, you may not be able to access any sites at all. Google Public DNS is claimed to be faster, safer and more reliable compared to the DNS provided by your local ISP.

On the other hand, there is a useful app you can use to find and compare which DNS server is the nearest and fastest according to your location called Namebench app. Click this link to read the article and learn how to use Namebench.

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How to Setup Google Public DNS server on Windows 10

  1. Right-click on the network status and click Open Network and Sharing Center.
  2. Under Change your network settings, select Network and Sharing Center.
  3. On the left-hand side menu, click Change Adapter settings.
  4. On the network adapter you wish to change the DNS server, right-click and select Properties.
  5. On the Networking tab, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP / IPv4) from the list and click Properties button underneath it.
  6. On the General tab, you’ll see the following options:
    • Obtain an IP address automatically
    • Use the following IP address
    • Obtain DNS server address automatically
    • Use the following DNS server address
  7. Check Use the following DNS server addresses option and enter Google DNS server address per following:
    • Preferred DNS server: 8.8.8.8
    • Alternate DSN server: 8.8.4.4
  8. Click OK to save the changes.

Done. Your Windows 10 computer is now you are using Google DNS server address. See also how to change DNS server on Android, or iPhone.

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