In this article, after giving brief information about the DNS protocol, we will examine how to change its IP address on the Windows 10 operating system.
What is DNS?
This protocol is an acronym for Domain Name System, which stores the addresses of visited websites and converts the IP addresses into Host Names.
All websites on the Internet have an IP address. For example, when you visit sysnettechsolutions.com, this service translates the website name into an IP address and forwards it to the server.
If this protocol did not exist, websites could only access with IP addresses. Therefore, the Domain Name System technology discovered, and instead of memorizing the IP address of a website, it was easier to visit it using only the name of the website.
Today, most people are not aware of using this protocol when visiting any site. The best example is the Contacts Directory application used on mobile phones. When storing a friend’s GSM number, you also save his name and last name, and when you want to make a call to him, you will only find and search his name on your mobile phone. As a result, this protocol works like a phone book.
The Domain Name System is known as the basis for ARPANET network systems. It was then used to communicate computers on the network. ARPANET was configuring addresses in the Hosts.txt file on the operating system and was only manually updated.
DNS was discovered in 1983 by American scientist Paul Mockapetris.
Current DNS Addresses
The most widely used server should also be preferred; Google DNS.
Google DNS Addresses
Open DNS Addresses
Norton DNS Addresses
GTEI DNS Addresses
126.96.36.199 / 188.8.131.52 /184.108.40.206 / 220.127.116.11 / 18.104.22.168
Yandex DNS Addresses
UyduNet DNS Addresses
SCRUBLT DNS Addresses
How to Change DNS Addresses on Windows PC
Changing DNS on Windows operating systems is very easy. You only need to do this by setting up the network adapter to which you connected to the Internet.
To change DNS addresses on your computer, follow the steps below in order.
On the Windows 10 desktop, right-click the WiFi icon, and then click Network and Sharing Center.
In the window that opens, click on your active network adapter.
Then the properties of your network card will open as in the following window. In this window, click the Properties button.
In the advanced settings of your network card, select TCP/IPv4 and click Properties.
In the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP / IPv4) window, you can configure your DNS addresses. For example; 22.214.171.124 / 126.96.36.199 IP addresses address Google’s servers.
How to Configure DNS Settings in Windows 10 using CMD
Follow the steps below to configure the domain name system addresses on your Windows computer using the CMD command prompt.
To see the names of the network adapters on your computer, execute “wmic nic get NetConnectionID” at the CMD prompt.
wmic nic get NetConnectionID
The network adapters listed in the following picture may be different for you. Identify the network adapter to which you connected to the Internet. For example; Wi-Fi.
After you specify the network adapter whose address you want to change, type “netsh” in the CMD and press Enter.
To type in Google addresses, execute the commands below.
netsh>interface ip set dns name="Wi-Fi" source="static" address="188.8.131.52"
netsh>interface ip add dns name="Wi-Fi" addr="184.108.40.206" index=2
DNS Settings on ADSL Modem/Router
In the above steps, we have manually configured the network adapter on a desktop or laptop to replace existing addresses with Google addresses. Now, we will examine how to assign DNS addresses to computers that receive automatic IP addresses through the ADSL Modem.
After changing the server addresses on a Router/Modem, you must select the Automatically Obtain DNS Server Address option in the TCP/IP settings of computers on the network.
If you configure these server addresses on your device, a URL request on the local network will process with the server addresses on the device.
Follow the steps below to configure the name server settings of an ADSL modem or Router.
Open a web browser on your computer and type the default gateway IP address of your ADSL Modem or Router in the URL and press Enter.
Type your user name and password in the ADSL Modem’s administration panel and click Login.
Click the Network button in the TP-LINK administration panel.
You can see the interface to which you connected to the Internet in the WAN Settings window. Click Edit in this window.
In the WAN Service Setup area, click Advanced.
After enabling the option below, type the addresses you want to use in the active text boxes and click the Save button to save the settings.
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In this article, we have discussed how to make Internet settings on a Windows 10 PC. We have also examined how it is done with the CMD command prompt. Thanks for following us!