Faster Web Browsing With Google DNS
What is Google DNS?
Google Public DNS is a free and easy to set up service that can help increase loading speeds for the webpages you are trying to reach because there is less ping time or delay from the second you click to go to a webpage or type in a specific address and press enter to when the page fully loads.
By using Google Public DNS you can:
- Speed up your browsing experience.
- Improve your security.
- Get the results you expect with absolutely no redirection.
Setting up Google DNS is fairly simple and can be done in a few steps. Some of the steps shown below may not be exact but they should be pretty close. Feel free to comment and ask if you get stuck somewhere.
- Open your web browser and enter your routers IP address to access the setup page (try the default 192.168.1.1 or click here for a list of router addresses)
- When prompted, enter the password to access the router settings. (these can be found on the bottom of the acual router or the router manual) the default is Username: admin | Password: password
- Find the setting/screen that has DNS server settings or Static DNS
- Google suggests “if there are IP addresses specified in the fields for the primary and seconday DNS servers, write them down for future reference” but this is optional and only if this applies to you
- Finally, enter the Google DNS settings below in the Static DNS field
The Google Public DNS IP addresses (IPv4) are as follows (Most likely you)
The Google Public DNS IPv6 addresses are as follows
You now are using Google DNS. Save the changes and restart your browser.Test Your New Settings
If you ever want to revert back to the original way you had it just delete those DNS values and save again