Just a few days back I wrote an article on how to Increase Airtel 3G Speed.A tweak that’s 100% working. But changing to Google public DNS was way faster that Airtel default DNS.
Google has already launched their very own public DNS servers called “Google Public DNS”. DNS stands for (Domain Name system).
Google’s DNS servers are free and the idea behind is that, they want to make the internet faster, safer, secure, and more reliable for all internet users. Google Public DNS is a free, global Domain Name System (DNS) resolution service, that you can use as an alternative to your current DNS provider.
For advanced users changing to Google DNS,may not be difficult, but may be difficult for an average home user. So I am writing this short guide on how to change to Google DNS for faster Internet.
Though I have created this tutorial guide in windows 8.1, but the procedure is more or less same for other versions of windows.
How to Change To Google DNS for Faster Internet : A Guide
STEP 1: Open Control panel > Click on Network and sharing center
STEP 2: Under network and sharing center, on the left panel click on >Change Adapter settings.
STEP 3: Under adapter settings choose the Network you use. Whether LAN, Wi-Fi or any 3G data card. Right click on the network icon > Click on properties > Under Networking tab >Click on Internet Protocol version 4(TCP IPv 4 to select it > Click on Properties.
STEP 4: Under Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP IPv 4 window > at the bottom click on Advanced tab > under the advanced settings click on the DNS tab. If you find any entries there note it down, for future reference. Delete those figures and click on OK.
STEP 5: Click ok to close the window.You will be back in the Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP IPv 4) properties window.Here under the General Tab, scroll down and click on the radio button “ Use the following DNS server addresses: Here enter the Google DNS settings.
Preferred DNS server : 8 . 8 . 8 . 8
Alternate DNS server : 8 . 8 . 4 . 4
Click on OK, close the properties window, restart your system.
Restart the connection you choose in step 3. and test your connection speed. Repeat the procedure for any additional network connections you want to change.
That’s it your system is now configured to use Google DNS for faster Internet. As far as we know so far no conflict has been reported using Google public DNS. However to be doubly sure you can test, if its working.
How To Test Your New Settings is Working ?
Step 1: From your browser, type in a hostname (such as http://www.google.com/). If it resolves correctly, bookmark the page, and try accessing the page from the bookmark. If both of these tests work, everything is working correctly. If not, go to step 2.
STEP 2: From your browser, type in a fixed IP address. You can use http://188.8.131.52/ (which points to the website http://www.eecs.mit.edu as the URL.* If this works correctly, bookmark the page, and try accessing the page from the bookmark. If these tests work (but step 1 fails), then there is a problem with your DNS configuration; check the steps above to make sure you have configured everything correctly. If these tests do not work, go to step 3.
STEP 3: Roll back the DNS changes you made and run the tests again. If the tests still do not work, then there is a problem with your network settings; contact your ISP or network administrator for assistance.
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