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How to use Google DNS on Mac and Windows for fast browsing/internet

How to use Google DNS on Mac and Windows for fast browsing internet

In this fast-paced world we want everything to get done fast.

And when it comes to internet, we want it to be fast, no doubts. Be it browsing, or working on an important project, or design stuff online, or playing games, or hanging out on social media, we want speed.

Most of the times, your internet service provider’s DNS will not match up to your expectations. And you might encounter slow internet!

If you use Google’s public DNS instead of your internet service provider’s DNS, you can enjoy fast browsing.

Is there any OTHER reason why I should use Google DNS?

Yes there is!

Apart from improving speed many people want to use alternate DNS for various reasons. If this is you, you will not find a big difference between using any other public DNS and Google DNS.

But if certain websites are blocked in your country by the Government, using Google DNS will let you pass those filters (assuming the block is done via DNS). Happy browsing.

And there’s one more reason. If you are a website owner and if you change your website’s nameserver, Google’s DNS will be the one to replicate the changes faster. So if you are using Google DNS you will be able to see your site as in the new location much faster.

How to switch to Google DNS in Windows 10?

If you are using Windows system, here’s how to change DNS. You need to get to the Network Connections.

You can either access the same from your task bar, or through Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network Connections.

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Once there you need to right click on the appropriate network connection and choose Properties.

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Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click on Properties.

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You will see “use the following DNS server addresses” – you need to input Google’s DNS in there. Make the change and enter 8.8.8.8. And 8.8.4.4 (easy to remember, huh?).

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Click OK. And you are done.

How to switch to Google DNS in Mac?

On a Mac, you have to open Network Preferences. You can do so by clicking on the your Network icon in the Status bar.

Network preferences Mac

Then click on “Open Network Preferences”.

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This will open up the Network preferences window.

Click on the lock icon at the bottom. This will require you to enter the admin password for the system.

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Click on “Advanced”.

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Click on the DNS tab.

You will see your current DNS there. At the bottom, click on the “+” symbol to add Google DNS.

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Now enter the Google DNS – 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4.

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Click OK. And you’re done!

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Jane Sheeba
 

is an entrepreneur and online business consultant. She shares her wellness tips at Slick Wellness. If you are into starting/running an online business and want success with life and business go here.

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Gary - August 3, 2016

so – if you’re using Google Fiber as your provider – are you already using Google DNS?

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Faisal - November 3, 2016

Yes, I also use Google DNS, it’s working perfect for me

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Faisal - November 3, 2016

Yes, I also use Google DNS, it’s working perfect for me

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