How do I change DNS settings on Windows 10?


How do I change DNS settings on Windows 10?


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To change the DNS settings on your Windows 10 device using Control Panel, do the following:

  • Open Control Panel.
  • Click on Network and Internet.
  • Click on Network and Sharing Center.
  • On the left pane, click on Change adapter settings.

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

  • Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) from the list.
  • Click the Properties button.

  • Click the Use the following DNS server addresses option.
  • Type your preferred and alternate DNS server addresses. Here you can enter any DNS servers you want, including from free ones such as Google Public DNS or OpenDNS.
    • Google Public DNS addresses: and
    • OpenDNS addresses: and
  • Click OK.


  • Click Close to apply the new DNS settings to the adapter.

Once you complete these steps, your computer will immediately start using the new DNS settings.


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