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.


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


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: and


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 with as the IP address for the DNS resolver.

test google dns

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


Vishal Gaikar

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