How to Setup Google Public DNS on a Windows for Fast Browsing

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google DNSGoogle recently announced its free Public DNS resolution service. Google assures you that by using Google Public DNS your web-surfing experience will be much more faster and reliable.Just like OpenDNS, Google DNS can be easily setup on Windows based computer (XP, Vista and 7). I am posting a simple tutorial here which will help you to setup the Google Public DNS on your computer.

Follow the simple steps :

Step 1 : Go to the Control Panel.

Step 2: Select Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Manage network connections.

Step 3 : Select the Local Area Connection then click on Properties.

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Step 4: Under the Networking tab click on the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and then click Properties

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step 5 : Now under the option DNS Server address you can see your default DNS address , copy them, and then change the Preferred DNS Server and Alternate DNS server address and Replace those addresses with the IP addresses of the Google DNS servers: 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4.

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Step 6 : Now Restart the Local Area Connection and Internet Connection.

Video tutorial by Google :

How to Test Google DNS Servers

Open your command prompt and clear your DNS cache using the command ipconfig /flushdns. Then do a nslookup for any web address and you should see 1e100.net with 8.8.8.8 as the IP address for the DNS resolver.

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So give it a try and experiance the faster browsing speed on your computer with Google Public DNS.

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Vishal Gaikar

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I am Vishal Gaikar, Software Engineer, Web Addicted, Living in Maharashtra, India. If you like This post, you can follow Tricks Machine on Twitter, also you can add me on Google+.

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  • Pankaj Gupta

    Really Nice Information shared. Thank you for the information.
    Will this affect the system performance?
     
    Thanks.
    My Forum Site

    • This will not affect on your system performance at all …. Enjoy 🙂

  • Ajeet

    Thanks for share  I will try this now…

    • Sure Ajeet, Give it a try and let me know how it works for u..

  • Shipu

    Glad to know that it will not effect the system performance. Now, I will also give it a try. Hope it will make the surfing more easier.
    Thanks for sharing this nice and useful  information.

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