How to Change DNS on Windows 10

DNS or Domain Name Service is quite similar to an internet phone book. Primarily, it registers the name of the website you enter, then works to find the correct matching IP address to get you to the website. Changing your DNS can yield enhancements in your online experience, such as faster internet browsing, added security while surfing, and implementing parental controls. However, if it is not setup properly, you can end up with no internet connection at all! Well, it is really not complicated and actually very simple to do if you know exactly where to go. Heres a step-by-step procedure on how to change DNS on windows 10 to ensure that it can be achieved without any problem.

Note: To initiate the process, it is recommended to first update your original IP address prior to changing numbers of DNS servers on your computer.

Changing DNS on Windows 10

1. The first step is to open the Network and Sharing Center. To do so, perform any of the following actions:

-Click on the network connections symbol found at the bottom right portion of your screen.

-You can also right click on your windows start menu, then click on network connections.

-Press the Windows key on your keyboard + X simultaneously, then hit W

2. You will then have all your existing Network Connections into view such as Wi-Fi or LAN. Right click on your connection type then click Properties access your connection properties.

In this example is a Wi-Fi Connection:

In this example is an Ethernet connection:

3. Once you see the Properties screen, click on the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) which will then be highlighted. When done, click on the Properties button again found towards the bottom right of the window. You can likewise simply double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)

4. Under the General Tab, which is where youll be, click on the radio button for Use the following DNS server addresses which will allow you to manually setup a DNS server address.

5. Finally, type in the DNS server address you wish to utilize which need to be entered on the Preferred DNS server and also on the Alternate DNS field. These numbers may have been given by your Internet Provider or could be any of the open DNS servers you can acquire from Google DNS Server or OpenDNS.

For Google DNS you would typicallly use 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4

For OpenDNS you would typically use 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220 for the Preferred DNS and the Alternate DNS server respectively.

Once you are done, click on OK to save all your changes and you have successfully changed your DNS for Windows 10!

Changing DNS on Windows 10 Using Comand Prompt

1. First, open your Command Prompt as the admin.

2. Next is to use this command for the 1st DNS IP address. Enter netsh interface followed by ip add then

dns name=Ethernet addr=8.8.4.4 index=1

3. Then use this command for the 2nd DNS IP address. Enter netsh interface followed by ip add then

dns name=Ethernet addr=8.8.8.8 index=2

4. You can use this command to check if your DNS changes are already in effect

ipconfig /all

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