The DNS protocol is an important part of the web’s infrastructure, serving as the Internet’s phone book: every time you visit a website, your computer performs a DNS lookup. Complex pages often require multiple DNS lookups before they start loading, so your computer may be performing hundreds of lookups a day.
Google has introduced Google public DNS servers for free public use. Google boasts that these DNS servers are really fast and more secure. Anybody can use the Google public DNS servers for free if they properly configure the internet settings. For more information about Google public DNS servers, you can visit http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/. This article discusses how to configure Windows to use the Google public DNS servers.
Update : Now you do not have to manually set the DNS servers. You can use our Public DNS Server Tool to set the Google DNS servers automatically.
- Open Control Panel. Click Network and Internet, then Network and Sharing Center. Then click on Manage network connections on the left side menu.
- In the next window, select your Local Area Connection or Wireless Network Connection, right-click on it and select Properties.
- In the Connection Properties, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click on Properties.
- In the TCP/IPv4 properties window, select Use the following DNS server addresses. Enter the Google public DNS IP addresses 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 and click OK as shown :
- Restart the selected connection for which you changed the DNS servers, by turning off/on the router or modem.