How to Change DNS Servers in Windows

How to Change DNS Servers in Windows, Windows offers the possibility to change the DNS servers on your computer to Google DNS, OPEN DNS, or other providers. Here are the steps to change the DNS server in Windows.

Change DNS servers in Windows

By default, Windows uses your ISP’s DNS servers to automatically configure network connections on your computer.

This automatic DNS server setup is perfect for most users who don’t want the hassle of manually setting up a DNS server on their computer.

However, if your browsing is slow or you’re having trouble with your internet connection, the problem may be because your service provider’s DNS servers are overloaded or have problems.

Change DNS Servers in Windows
How to Change DNS Servers in Windows

In this case, changing the DNS servers on your computer to Google Public DNS, OpenDNS, or Amazon DNS might help.

Another reason to change DNS servers is to take advantage of advanced features such as content filtering, anti-phishing, and parental controls, such as those available in OpenDNS.

In this article, I will guide you to change DNS on Windows 10, for other versions of Windows you do the same.

Change DNS servers in Windows 10

Follow the steps below to change the DNS servers on your computer to Google DNS or OpenDNS.

Go to Settings > Network & Internet > scroll down in the right-pane and click on Change Adapter Options.

change adapter option windows

On the next screen, double-click on the active Network Name for which you want to change the DNS Server.

network and sharing center screen windows

On the next screen, click on the Properties button.

wifi status screen windows

Note: If you are not currently logged in to an administrator account, you may be prompted for an administrator password.

On the WiFi Properties screen, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click on Properties.

wifi properties screen windows

On the next screen, select the Use the following DNS Server addresses option and enter 8.8.8.8 as the Preferred DNS Server and 8.8.4.4 as the Alternate DNS server.

internet protocol version 4 windows

Note: If you are using OpenDNS, enter 208.67.222.222 in the Preferred DNS Server field and 208.67.220.220 in the Alternate DNS Server field.

Click OK to save the new DNS server settings to your computer.

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