DNS plays an important role in deciding how fast your internet connection performs. Doesn’t matter if you have a super-fast connection from the best ISP in your area. If your DNS server is crappy, you will always come across those buffering video screens and never-ending page loads. So in short, you should always make sure that you use the best DNS servers available out there. The Google DNS servers (22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199) are a good example of fast DNS services that will ensure that you get the most out of your connection.
So in this article, we are going to take a look at the steps required to change the DNS server on your Windows 10 PC. So buckle up, let’s directly dive into the steps.
Even though we recommend the Google DNS servers which we found working the best for almost any kinds of needs including web browsing, video streaming, gaming, etc. You can use almost any DNS servers that are trusted and have positive reviews. Just make sure that you do not go for a less known service as it could have security flaws.
Steps to Change DNS in Windows 10
- Search for Control Panel in the search box on the bottom-left.
- Click on the Control Panel option that shows up.
- Click on the Network and Internet option.
- Then Network and Sharing Center.
- On the left sidebar, click on Change adapter settings. It will open a new window where you could see all your internet connections and adapters.
- Right-click on the connection you want to change the DNS server of. Your active connection will be colored and will not have a red “X” icon next to it.
- Click on Properties in the right-click menu. It will open another window.
- Now click on the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) option.
- Then click on the Properties button.
- In the newly opened window, choose Use the following DNS server address radio button if it isn’t already selected.
- Input your primary and secondary DNS addresses such as 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206.
- Now click OK to apply the changes.
That’s it. You have successfully changed the DNS address on your Windows 10 computer. You can also manually verify the newly applied settings by ticking the checkbox that says Validate settings upon exit. Once this option is checked, Windows will verify the newly applied settings and make sure that it works. So, enjoy the super-fast internet connection and benefit from the full potential of your internet plan.