Speed up your internet connection – change DNS servers on your computer
DNS settings are specified in the?TCP/IP Properties window for the selected network connection.?
- Go the Control Panel.
- Click Network and Internet, then Network and Sharing Center, and click Change adapter settings.
- Select the connection for which you want to configure Google Public DNS. For example:
- To change the settings for an Ethernet connection, right-click Local Area Connection, and click Properties.
- To change the settings for a wireless connection, right-click Wireless Network Connection, and click Properties.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
- Select the Networking tab. Under This connection uses the following items, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and then click Properties.
- Click Advanced and select the DNS tab. If there are any DNS server IP addresses listed there, write them down for future reference, and remove them from this window.
- Click OK.
- Select Use the following DNS server addresses. If there are any IP addresses listed in the Preferred DNS server or Alternate DNS server, write them down for future reference.
- Replace those addresses with the IP addresses of the Google DNS servers:
- For IPv4: 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199.
- For IPv6: 2001:4860:4860::8888 and 2001:4860:4860::8844
- Restart the connection you selected in step 3.
- Test that your setup is working correctly; see Testing your new settings below.
- Repeat the procedure for additional network connections you want to change.
How to clear the local DNS cache in Windows 10 so you don’t keep loading an old version of a webpage.
You can flush your local DNS cache in Windows by following these easy steps:
- On your keyboard, press Win+Xto open the WinX Menu
- Right-click Command Promptand select Run as Administrator
- Run this command ipconfig /flushdnsand press Enter