Speed up your internet connection – change DNS servers on your computer

Microsoft Windows

DNS settings are specified in the?TCP/IP Properties window for the selected network connection.?

  1. Go the Control Panel.
  2. Click Network and Internet, then Network and Sharing Center, and click Change adapter settings.
  3. 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Click OK.
  4. 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.
  5. Replace those addresses with the IP addresses of the Google DNS servers:
    • For IPv4: and
    • For IPv6: 2001:4860:4860::8888 and 2001:4860:4860::8844
  6. Restart the connection you selected in step 3.
  7. Test that your setup is working correctly; see Testing your new settings below.
  8. 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
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