The full form of DNS is Domain Name System. It is generally a machine-readable IP address of your hostname. Means DNS change the human domain naming system to machine-readable format. Normally a phone directory and DNS system are same. The phone directory is generally required when you know the name of the person, but you don’t have the contact number. DNS is also doing the same thing and providing the same service.
How to Change Default DNS Address on Windows 7/8.1/10 PC:
You can change the DNS settings right from your computer. This article is to give you full information to change the default DNS address or settings in Windows PC. Google has launched Google Public DNS through which you can override default DNS, and also you can specify which domain will use which IP address and DNS. Before going to know the step to change the default DNS in Windows, You may require knowing.
How DNS Setting Works
When you need to search any website, you need to put the Url of the website in the browser. This actually what we all did to visit a website. But internally DNS of your system works. The computer takes all the information of the domain, where its location the internet from the DNS. In the first step, your system sends the name of the domain which you going to visit the DNS and DNS in returns to send the numeric address of the website means its IP address. With this IP address, your system gets connected to the desired webpage.
Now I am going to go through all the step required to change DNS address of your Windows System.
Configure your System DNS address
Before going to change the default DNS settings it is recommended to write your present Domain Name Server(DNS) address with all its information so that you can go to its default settings for any problem.
Note: Steps to change Domain Name Server of your computer may vary from Operating System to Operating System.
DNS Address on Windows 10 PC Computer:
- Step 1: Open the control panel of your system.
- Step 2: Now you have to click on Network status and Task.
- Step 3: Then you have to click on option” Change adapter settings”
- Step 4: Then click on the icon of internet provider or connecting that you are using.
- Step 5: Then go to Properties option.
- Step 6: Select Internet Protocol Version 4(IPV4)
- Step 7: Then click on the properties of Select Internet Protocol Version 4(IPV4)
- Step 8: Then click on the Use the following Domain server address.
- Step 9: Replace the default DNS address with new Address.
- Step 10: Click ok to save all your changes.
- Step 11: You can check whether your new setup successfully works. For that, you have to Click on Test your new settings tab.
DNS Settings For Windows 8 and 8.1 PC:
Step 1: Go to your Desktop Screen.
Step 2: Click on the set menu.
Step 3: Go to the control panel.
Step 4: Then click on Network and Sharing center option.
Step 5: Go to your left navigation panel and click to change Adapter settings.
Step 6: Click on the internet connection icon that you are currently using. For wired internet connection, it will be Ethernet and Wi-Fi for wireless connectivity.
Step 7: In the properties, the window clicks on the properties button.
Step 8: Then click on the properties of Select Internet Protocol Version 4(IPV4)
Step 9: Then click on the Use the following Domain server address.
Step 10: Replace the default DNS address with new Address.
Step 11: Click ok to save all your changes.
Step 12: You can check whether your new setup successfully works. For that, you have to Click on Test your new settings tab.
INS normally provides default DNS to the customer and the server configuration is automatically maintained by DHCP(Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). This is used to give an IP address to the devices that connected to the internet.
I think you understood all the required steps to change your default DNS server address from windows system. This step is different for every operating system like MAC OS, Linux etc. In my next article, I will provide all the steps to change the default DNS server address for MAC and Linux platform. If this article seems good and helpful then please share this article and drop your valuable comment in the below comment box. Thanks.