How to use Google DNS in Windows

How to use Google DNS – Learn about the benefits and drawbacks of Google’s public DNS and how you can use it on Windows, macOS, or mobile. Is good you know What is a DNS server? before taking the tutorial on How to use Google DNS in Windows. Google has its own private DNS server , which connects you to all websites without the need to enter any IP addresses. 

How to use Google DNS on a computer

1. Windows 10 and Windows 11

Windows 10 and 11 are very similar. Below is a step-by-step

  1. Access settings
    Open the Start Menu, then click on ” Setting” — identified with the gear symbol.
  2. Choose the network and Internet menu
    Click on ” Internet and Network” and then click on ” Modify adapter options“.
  3. Select the network
    Right-click your active internet connection, and choose ” Property” — Windows might ask for an administrator password.
  4. Open IPv4 Protocol
    Click on ” IP Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” to access ” Property“.
  5. Change DNS
    Allow the option ” Use these DNS server addresses” to enter the following addresses.-> Primary – 8.8.8.8-> Secondary – 8.8.4.4

2. macOS

  1. Click on the Apple Menu icon (the apple icon).
  2. Click System Preferences, then Network
  3. Click on the active connection.
  4. To access the tab, click the Advanced link.
  5. To delete all addresses from the left table, click the (+) button to add more.
  6. Please enter the following addressesPrimary – 8.8.8.8Secondary – 8.8.4.4
  7. Confirm the changes.

How to use Google DNS iOS & Android

You can also modify DNS settings on your smartphone’s WiFi. Check out the video below.

1. iOS

  1. Wi-FiOpen iOS Settings and tap the Wi-Fi network icon. Tap the “I” button to reveal more options.
  2. DNSSelect ” Configure” from the menu as you scroll down. Next, click on ” Add Server” and enter the information in the print below.
  3. Ready! Change DNS on iOS You can also make this change on Android devices.

2. Android

  1. Wi-FiTap ” Network and Internet” in Android Settings. Next, connect to your Wi-Fi network for more options.
  2. Edit the networkTo edit your network, tap the gear icon.
  3. DNSSelect the ” IP Setting” option. Scroll down and enter Google DNS to save your changes.

You can change the DNS directly on your router, in addition to changing it on your computer or mobile phone. See details below.

How to use Google DNS on your router

Follow these steps to change the router directly.

  1. View your router’s settingsYou’ll need to enter your device’s IP address. Most often, this address 192.168.0.1 will be functional.
  2. LoginLog in with your username and password to access the options.
  3. DNS
    Look for the WAN section of router interface. Change DNS address to Primary-> 8.8.8.8 or Secondary-> 8.8.4.4.

Save the changes. Sometimes, the router may need to be restarted in order for the changes to take place.

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