What is DNS? How to change DNS on Windows XP, 7, 8, 10

What is DNS? How to change DNS on Windows XP, 7, 8, 10

What is DNS? How to change DNS on Windows XP, 7, 8, 10

how to change dns settings on windows 10
how to change dns settings on windows 10


DNS (Domain Name System) is a server system that resolves a domain name (Domain) into an IP address, without a DNS system, the computer cannot understand which domain names belong to which name server, so Using stable DNS is very important, helping you access websites easily. 
Changing the standard DNS can help you access the web more quickly by reducing the DNS lookup time (looking for the IP of the website). The following article will guide you on how to change your DNS quickly to speed up access to other websites on Windows 7, 8, 10, and XP. 

The Domain Name System is a hierarchical and decentralized naming system for computers, services, or other resources connected to the Internet or a private network. It associates various information with domain names assigned to each of the participating entities. Wikipedia

The following is a guide to changing the DNS of common Windows versions today. I put the guide for Windows XP to the end of the article because the number of computers using Windows XP is still very small.


Step 1:  Select the Start icon in the left corner of the screen and then select  Control Panel.

Step 2:  Next in the Control Panel items, click on  Network and Sharing Center.

Step 3:  Click  Change adapter settings.

Step 4:  Right-click the currently connected network icon and select Properties.

Step 5:  Click the  Internet Protocol Version 4  (TCP / IPv4) option and then click the Properties button (you can also select Internet Protocol Version 6 if the device supports IPv6).

Step 6: Check the  Use the following DNS server addresses option to specify the DNS service you want to use, here is Google's service. Fill in Preferred DNS server address, and Alternate DNS server is (if you use IPv6, please fill in 2 addresses, 2001 - 4860 - 4860 - 8888 and 2001 - 4860 - 4860 - 8844).

How to Change DNS Address on Windows 10

Step 1:  Right-click the network icon located in the Windows system tray, click the Open Network and Sharing Center item.

Step 2:  Click the icon of the network or Wi-Fi connection in the Connection section.

Step 3:  In the network status interface, click Properties.

Step 4:  At the interface to adjust network parameters, go to  Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP / IPv4). Click on this protocol and continue to click Properties.

Step 5:  By default, the computer will automatically get any DNS address so users do not need to customize it but for some reason, that DNS may be the reason why users cannot access it. some websites.


1. First, click the Start button in the lower-left corner, then select  Control Panel.

2. In the Control Panel window, navigate to the Network Connections icon. Double click on it.

3. In the Network Connections window   (If there are many network icons, please select the network icon that you are connecting to and it will be lighted without a slash)

4. A new window appears, click on the Properties button.

5. Then select  Internet Protocol (TCP / IP)  and click the Properties button.

6. Check the  Use the following DNS  server addresses button and enter the DNS below.

7. Fill in those 2 boxes with the following DNS:

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8 8 4 4

With fast DNS change will help you access the Internet faster is also a way to help you to blog blocked.

Hope the article will be useful to viewers.
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