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How to change DNS settings using Control Panel

To change the current DNS settings through the networking settings on Control Panel, use these steps:

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Click on Network and Internet.
  3. Click on Network and Sharing Center.
  4. Click the Change adapter settings option in the left pane.

  5. Right-click the network interface connected to the internet, and select the Properties option.

  6. Select and check the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) option.
  7. Click the Properties button.

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  8. Click the Use the following DNS server addresses option.
  9. Type your “preferred” and “alternate” DNS addresses.

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    If you’re using Google Public DNS, OpenDNS, or CloudFlare, you can use these settings:

    • OpenDNS: 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220
    • Cloudflare: 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1

     

  10. Click the OK button.
  11. Click the Close button.

Once you complete the steps, your device will immediately start using the DNS settings that you specified.