How to Change your DNS Server Settings

How to Change your DNS Server Settings


When browsing the internet, you use DNS servers
to take a domain name and turn it into an IP address. By default, you will be using DNS servers
from your ISP but you can set choose to use a third-party DNS server for enhancements
such as increased speed and security. There is a massive variety of choice on which
third-party DNS servers you could use. So I will leave a few below but feel free
to do some further research to find the best one for you. The simplest way to change the DNS server
used for your entire network will be to change the setting on your router. Changing it on your router will depend on
what router you have, so you’ll want to read the manual or do a bit of Googling to specifically
find out how to change the DNS server. So what you’ll want to do is access the router’s
web interface. Enter the credentials that you’ll need and
these will typically be found on the router itself unless you’ve changed them. You’ll then want to find the DNS server settings
within the configuration interface. Here you can see the DNS server settings that
I have set on my ASUS router. On here you can see I have set it to Google’s
Public DNS. Now, of course, if you don’t have administrator
access to your router, but would still like to be using custom DNS servers on your individual
devices you can still do that. If you’re on a Windows computer, you want
to go to the Settings app and then go to the Network & Internet option. You’ll then want to scroll down to the subheading
that says “Change your network settings” and click on “Change adapter options”. You’ll now want to right click on the network
connection you would like to configure. In my case, I am going to configure my Ethernet
connection as I do not use Wi-Fi card on my computer, but if you plan on using both you
will want to configure each of these separately. Soon this Properties screen that pops up,
you’ll want to select Internet Protocol Version 4 and then click Properties. Then you’ll want to click “Use the following
DNS server addresses” and then enter the DNS servers that you would like to use and then
you can click OK. If you’re also using IPv6 on your network,
you just need to select the Internet Protocol Version 6 on the previous screen and enter
those server settings as well. On iOS, you can change your DNS server but
it only allows you to change it for a specific Wi-Fi network instead of every Wi-Fi network
you connect to. So you would have to configure DNS for each
Wi-Fi network you connect to. On your device, open up the Settings app and
tap on Wi-Fi. Next, tap on the i button next to the Wi-Fi
network you’d like to configure and scroll down to Configure DNS underneath the DNS subheading. Tap Manual and you can remove any DNS servers
you don’t want to use by tapping the red minus icon and add additional DNS servers
with the green plus icon. You have the ability to add both IPv4 and
IPv6 DNS servers here. Like iOS, Android only lets you configure
DNS settings one network at a time. So, if you’re planning on using the same DNS
server on multiple networks, you’ll need to configure those individually for each network. To change your DNS Server, open the Settings
app and tap Wi-Fi. Then, hold your finger down on the network
you would like to configure and tap on Modify network. Now, you may need to tap on Advanced options
here, so tap on that and scroll down to IP settings. Tap on DHCP and change it to Static. You can now scroll to the bottom and enter
your DNS server information. If you’re using a Mac, you’ll want to
open System Preferences and go to Network. Then select the network adapter that you’d
like to use, such as Wi-Fi or Ethernet. Now, click the Advanced button in the bottom
right corner and click on the DNS tab. Then in the bottom left of the window click
the plus button and you can add the IPv4 and/or IPv6 DNS server addresses, when you’ve finished,
click OK. But that’s how to change your DNS server settings. I hope that you have found this video useful,
thanks for watching and I will see you in the next one.

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