How to Change DNS on Windows 10?

How to Change DNS on Windows 10? – In this article, we’ll discuss how to change the DNS (Domain Name System) on a Windows 10 operating system, and what is DNS.

How to Change DNS on Windows 10?

How to Change DNS on Windows 10?

DNS consists of the initials of the Domain Name System. What is DNS; DNS helps you remember the addresses of visited websites, so it converts the website IP addresses to the Hostnames.

All websites on the Internet have an IP address. When you visit sysnettechsolutions.com, for example, by opening a web browser on your computer, Domain Name System will translate this address into an IP address and forward it to the server.

If the Domain Name System did not exist, we would be able to access websites with IP address only. So, they discovered DNS technology and instead of remembering the IP address of a website, we only use Hostname.

Today, most people are not aware that they are using Domain Name System when visiting any website. The best example for DNS is the Contacts used on mobile phones. When you save the friend’s GSM number, you also save the name and surname of the friend, and when you want to make a call to him, you will only find and call his name on your mobile phone. Here! DNS works like a phonebook.

DNS History

Let’s take a look at the history of DNS after explaining what DNS is.

DNS (Domain Name System) is known as the foundation of ARPANET network systems. At that time, only DNS was used to communicate computers on a network. The ARPANET was configuring DNS in the Hosts file on the operating system. And the Hosts.txt file was only updating manually.

DNS was discovered in 1983 by American scientist Paul Mockapetris.

Current DNS Addresses

The fastest and most reliable DNS address recommended is Google DNS.

Google DNS Addresses8.8.8.88.8.4.4
Level3209.244.0.3209.244.0.4
Quad99.9.9.9149.112.112.112
Open DNS Addresses208.67.222.222208.67.220.220
Norton DNS Addresses198.153.192.1198.153.194.1
GTEI DNS Addresses4.2.2.14.2.2.2 / 4.2.2.3 /4.2.2.4 / 4.2.2.5 / 4.2.2.6
Yandex DNS Addresses77.88.8.177.88.8.8
UyduNet DNS Addresses 62.248.80.161 62.248.80.162
DNSAdvantage Addresses 156.154.70.1 156.154.71.1
SCRUBLT DNS Addresses 67.138.54.100 207.225.209.66

How to Change DNS in Windows 10 to Google?

Changing DNS in Windows operating systems is very easy. To change DNS (Domain Name System) on Windows 10, you only need to configure the network adapter to which you are connected to the Internet.

To change DNS address in Windows 10 step by step, follow these steps, respectively.

   Step 1

On the Windows 10 desktop, right-click on the WiFi icon and click on Network and Sharing Center.

How to Change DNS on Windows 10?

   Step 2

In the window that opens, click your active network card.

How to Change DNS on Windows 10?

   Step 3

Then your network card will be opened as in the below window. Click the Properties button here.

How to Change DNS on Windows 10?

   Step 4

In the advanced settings of your network card, select TCP/IPv4 and click Properties.

How to Change DNS on Windows 10?

   Step 5

In the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP / IPv4) window, you can change the DNS addresses from the DNS partition as you see in the following image.

The 8.8.8.8 / 8.8.4.4 IP addresses are Google’s DNS servers.

How to Change DNS on Windows 10?

How to Change Windows 10 DNS Settings using CMD?

If you want to configure DNS (Domain Name System) settings on your Windows 10 operating system using the CMD command prompt, the process is very simple.

First, run Command Prompt as an administrator and then follow the steps below.

   Step 1

Follow the command “wmic nic get NetConnectionID” at the CMD prompt to see the names of your network adapters on Windows 10.

wmic nic get NetConnectionID

 

The network adapters listed in the following image may be different for you. Specify the network adapter to which you are connecting to the Internet. For example; Wi-Fi.

How to Change DNS on Windows 10?

   Step 2

After identifying the network adapter for which you want to change the DNS address, type “netsh” in CMD and press Enter.

Use the following commands to change your DNS settings to Google using CMD on Windows 10.

netsh>interface ip set dns name="Wi-Fi" source="static" address="8.8.8.8"
netsh>interface ip add dns name="Wi-Fi" addr="8.8.4.4" index=2

 
How to Change DNS on Windows 10?

How to Change DNS Addresses on the ADSL Modem/Router in Windows 10?

In the above steps we’ve reviewed how DNS works and how the DNS is changed on Windows 10. Now, we’ll examine step by step how to change DNS on an ADSL Modem.

If you have an ADSL Modem or Router that you use at home or at work, you can also change the DNS addresses on these devices.

After you change the DNS address on a Router/Modem, you must select the Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically option in the TCP/IP settings of the computers on the network.

If you configure DNS server addresses on your device, a URL request on the network will be processed on the device.

To change the DNS addresses on your ADSL Modem/Router, follow the steps below.

   Step 1

Open a web browser on your computer and type the default gateway IP address of your ADSL Modem or Router in the URL field and press Enter.

After typing your username and password in the ADSL Modem management panel, click Login button.

How to Change DNS on Windows 10?

   Step 2

Click Network.

How to Change DNS on Windows 10?

   Step 3

In the WAN Settings window, you can see the configuration you are connected to the Internet. To change DNS in this window, click Edit.

How to Change DNS on Windows 10?

   Step 4

In the WAN Service Setup area, click Advanced.

How to Change DNS on Windows 10?

   Step 5

After enabling Set DNS Server Manually, type the desired DNS addresses in the DNS Server and Secondary DNS Server fields and click Save to save the settings.

How to Change DNS on Windows 10?

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   Final Word

In this article, we’ve discussed how to change the DNS settings of Windows 10 PC. Also, we’ve examined how to change DNS with the CMD command prompt. Thanks for following us!

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