Frequently Asked Question

What is Google Public DNS?
Last Updated 10 years ago

Google Public DNS is a free, global Domain Name System (DNS) resolution service, that you can use as an alternative to your current DNS provider.

How to Setup DNS (Using Google Public DNS)

Microsoft Windows

DNS settings are specified in the TCP/IP Properties window for the selected network connection. 

Example: Changing DNS server settings on Microsoft Windows 7

1. Go the Control Panel.

2. Click Network and Internet, then Network and Sharing Center, and click Change adapter settings.

3. Select the connection for which you want to configure Google Public DNS. For example: 
- To change the settings for an Ethernet connection, right-click Local Area Connection, and click Properties.
- To change the settings for a wireless connection, right-click Wireless Network Connection, and click Properties.

4. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

5. Select the Networking tab. Under This connection uses the following items, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and then click Properties.


Click Advanced and select the DNS tab. If there are any DNS server IP addresses listed there, write them down for future reference, and remove them from this window.

Click OK.

Select Use the following DNS server addresses. If there are any IP addresses listed in the Preferred DNS server or Alternate DNS server, write them down for future reference.

Replace those addresses with the IP addresses of the Google DNS servers:


Restart the connection you selected in step 3.

Test that your setup is working correctly; see Testing your new settings below.

Repeat the procedure for additional network connections you want to change.

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