How to use Google DNS servers? SPEED UP your Internet!

DNS(Domain Name Server) resolves the web address to its IP. Okay, let me explain. When you type awarenessexpress.com on the browser, the DNS finds the IP of the computer where the website is located and after that, the computer serves data according to the requests made from your browser. All the websites are located on some web servers and these servers are pointed with their IP address(just like your computer).

So, a good DNS service can do this job faster compared to the default DNS provided by the ISPs(Internet Service Providers). Google provides a FREE DNS service and for public usage, which you can use on your computer or on your Internet router. I have described the steps on how to use Google DNS on Computer and on the Internet router.

Google DNS Servers:

Primary DNS Server: 8.8.8.8
Secondary DNS server: 8.8.4.4

How to use Google DNS servers on a Windows computer

When you will add the Google DNS on your computer, your computer will only use the DNS service, all the other devices will not be affected by this. See the guide…

  1. Right-click on the Start menu.
  2. Select Network Connections from the menu.
  1. On the Network settings page click on Change adapter options.
  1. Right-click on the network adapter which is connected with the Internet.
  2. Select Properties from the context menu.
  1. On the Properties window select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click on the Properties button.
  1. On the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) window select Use the following DNS server address.
  2. Put the Google DNS(8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4) on the Preferred & Alternate DNS server fields.
  3. Click on the OK button to apply the changes.

Now the computer network will use the Google’s DNS to communicate with the Internet.

How to use Google DNS servers on the Internet router

If you use the Google DNS on the router all the devices connected with that router will be affected with the settings. You do not need to apply the settings on the devices individually.

For this, you need to access the routers admin page. Normally you can do this by going to 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 on a browser. And the default login username and password is admin for most of the devices.

  1. Log on to the router’s IP(192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1) on a browser.
  2. Login with the default username and password(if not changed earlier).
  1. Open the Network option, under the Network open the WAN(Internet configuration) settings.
  2. You will find the Primary and Secondary DNS fields are filled with DNS provided by your ISP. Delete the DNS and add the Google DNS(8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4).
  3. Save the settings and it will ask for a restart, restart the browser to apply the settings.

The Google DNS will be applied for the devices connected to the router, even for the mobile devices also.

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