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How to Setup Google DNS on Windows XP and Vista & 7 by Britec

How to Setup Google DNS on Windows XP and Vista

Like OpenDNS, Google today launched their own public DNS service that they say will make your web-surfing experience “faster, safer and more reliable.

If you want to access a site (say example.com) from your browser, your computer needs the IP address of the web server that is hosting that domain. The computer will then query a public DNS server to find the IP address of the site example.com.

This DNS server is generally maintained by your ISP but now you can instruct your computer (or wireless router) to use Googles DNS server instead of your ISPs DNS server. Google says their Public DNS Servers are hosted in data centers worldwide, and they use anycast routing to send users to the geographically closest data center.

If you are keen on making the switch to Google DNS, herere the steps involved for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.

Select Internet Protocol Version 4 TCP-IPv4, followed by Properties and them replace the IP addresses of your Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server with the IP addresses of the Google DNS servers which are 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 – the order doesnt matter.

In case you would like to setup Google DNS at the router level, open your router dashboard (e.g., http://192.168.1.1) and put the Google DNS server addresses (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4) as your DNS server settings and apply.

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.

C:ipconfig /flushdns

Windows IP Configuration
Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.

C:nslookup www.microsoft.com
Server: any-in-0808.1e100.net
Address: 8.8.8.8

Non-authoritative answer:
Name: lb1.www.ms.akadns.net
Addresses: 64.4.31.252
207.46.19.190
207.46.19.254
Aliases: www.microsoft.com
toggle.www.ms.akadns.net
g.www.ms.akadns.net

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28 thoughts on “How to Setup Google DNS on Windows XP and Vista & 7 by Britec

  • Windows 7 Ultimate does not have the "Manage wireless connection" option in the Network and Sharing Center. Once in the Network and Sharing Center click on "Wireless Network Connection" found on the right side of your Network's name beneath the internet connection map. Once there, hit properties and you will be where you need to be.

  • If I'm connected to WIFI can I do these changes on my computer (which is connected to the WIFI) or does this only work for computers connected directly to a router??

  • to be honest this is fr geeks,and usually causes probs which then stump ,you or i-i don,t know why they do it ,the ones i know spend their lives on the pc,so whats the hurry they ain,t goin any where,it,s easier to smoke dope. it whizzes past,you,re always missing things and it,s far easier

  • I have recently changed to Google DNS, is it possible that the problems I am having loading web pages be because of the Google DNS server. This has happened only since I have changed it.

  • won't work but can u show me how i can figure out wat my DNS server is

  • dude also mine is that a good news or bad? please reply david and britec

  • hey mine is 8.8.8.8 without the :53 why please reply or message me beg yo

  • wtf it keeps saying as an internal or external command

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  • Can you please translate what one would need to do for Windows 7 as a few people are not able to translate this information to the Windows 7 system.

    Thanks
    Leonie Easterbrook aka Voxy Lady

  • I used below guide worked..

    mytricks.in/2011/08/how-to-blo­ck-websites-in-network.html

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