How to Switch to OpenDNS or Google DNS?

Note: The techniques in this article & video works in Windows 7, 8, and 10.

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Right-click the network status icon in your system tray, and then click “Open the Network and Sharing Center” on the context menu.

Openning internet settings

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In the “Network and Sharing Center” window, click the “Change adapter settings” link at the upper left.

Network and Sharing center

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In the “Network Connections” window, right-click the connection for which you want to change the DNS settings, and then click “Properties” on the context menu.

Wifi internet connection

In the properties window, select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP / IPv4)” on the list, and then click the “Properties” button.

IPV4 settings

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The bottom half of the “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP / IPv4) Properties” window shows the DNS settings. Select the “Use the following DNS server addresses” option. Next, type in the IP addresses for the preferred and alternate DNS servers you want to use. Here are the IP addresses for Google DNS and Open DNS:

Google DNS setting

Google DNS

Preferred: 8.8.8.8
Alternate: 8.8.4.4

OpenDNS

Preferred: 208.67.222.222
Alternate: 208.67.220.220

We’re using Google DNS in our example, but feel free to use whichever you like. When you’ve typed in the addresses, click the “OK” button.

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Muhammad Ahmed Raza
Muhammad Ahmed Raza

Muhammad Ahmed Raza is Senior Web Developer in Ninja Softs. He writes about Web Design, Server Management and Woocommerce based Online Store Development.

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