How to use Google DNS / Open DNS

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Google Public DNS and OpenDNS has few advantage over DNS address provided by your ISP (Internet Service Provider).

Advantages of Using Google DNS / OpenDNS

  • Can speed up your browsing experience.
  • Improve security.
  • Fast DNS propagation.

How to Use Google DNS / OpenDNS

  • Click start button and in seach box type ncpa.cpl and press Enter
  • The above command will open Network connections page.
  • Right Click the connection for which you want to configure Google Public DNS or OpenDNS and select Properties.
  • Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and then click Properties.
  • For Google Open DNS change DNS address to:

    and click OK button.
  • For OpenDNS change DNS address to:

    and click OK button.

After changing DNS address, you may need to clear / flush DNS cache.

This method works for all version of windows including XP, Vista, Windows 7, windows 8

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One Response to How to use Google DNS / Open DNS

  1. James says:

    I don’t need to bother doing that, instead I use OpenDNS DNS addresses in my router instead of using my ISP’s supplied DNS addresses instead since my ISP uses Dynamic static IP’s (IP only changes if I disconnect or get a drop out, which dropouts never really happen).

    Also let’s me see what other people on the Network try to access in regards to sites or content that I blacklist. 🙂

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