DNS- The Domain Name server, an essential component of the functionality of the Internet. DNS plays an important role in managing and distributing services on the internet. DNS is a set of certain pre-assigned numbers by your ISP-Internet Service Provider to connect to WWW.
It converts the given domain name in form of IP-Internet Protocol address number (usually in form of 000.00.00.00) which is then connected to your ISP, to help to load the page over the internet.
In this article we shall learn about different methods to change your default DNS to Google’s DNS to double your Internet speed. This will allow you to get maximum speed and bandwidth.
In Simple word, DNS translates more readily memorized domain names to the numerical IP addresses which is required to locate and identify computer services and devices with the underlying network protocols.
Why Default ISP’s DNS is slower than Google DNS
ISP’s are there to make business by providing internet services. Naturally, they are lured to use as much DNS’S as possible available to ISP. Each time one connects to ISP, they(ISP) assign a dynamic(Random) IP to connect to internet. This causes the slower connection.
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On other hand, Google’s DNS servers are hosted at the local data center worldwide, and hence it is easier for Google to send users to the closest data center based on their geographical location.
By tracking user’s locations Google re-routes the Internet traffic, and Google’s data centers are the best option compared to local ISP.
Steps to change your default DNS to Google DNS to get double internet speed
In this article, we shall learn about different methods to change your default DNS to Google’s DNS to double your Internet speed. This will allow you to get maximum speed and bandwidth.
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How to Manually setup Google DNS – Windows PC
Step 1. Go to Control Panel (windows+R>control). Select Network and sharing center.
Step2. Click Change Adapter Settings.
Step 3. Select the Network you want to configure for Google DNS.
Step 4. click on the Networking tab. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) under This connection uses the following items. Click Properties.
Step 5. Select the radio button for Use the following DNS server addresses. You will find your ISP’S DNS listed there(sometimes the field is empty). Replace the DNS with Google’s DNS by putting the value 126.96.36.199 or 188.8.131.52. Simply click “Ok” and restart the network. Done!!
Congratulations! Now you are surfing your internet at maximum speed. Enjoy!!. In case you are not satisfied with the change you may revert the setting by simply selecting Obtain DNS server address automatically. But, before you get disappointed I recommend you to observe the speed for 2 days or more.