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Changing your DNS Server

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Windows

To begin, open the “Network and Sharing Center” by right-clicking the internet icon in your task bar and then choosing “Open Network and sharing Center”

The internet context menu showing "Open Network and Sharing Center" being highlighted

or by opening the Control Panel and searching for “Network and Sharing Center”.

Then, on the menu on the left, click “Change adapter settings.” In the newly opened Window, right-click the adapter which you are using to connect to the internet and select “Properties”. You might be asked to confirm admin priviledges now, so click “Yes” if that is the case.

In the Properties, scroll down until you see “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” — select that and then click “Properties.”

In the TCP/IPv4 Properties, check “Use the following DNS server addresses:” and then insert up to two IPv4 addresses of the DNS server. Once you’re done, click “OK.”

If you also have IPv6 addresses for the DNS server, feel free to select “Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPV6)” and repeat the previous step but imagine “IPv6” instead of “IPv4”.

Mac

  1. Open System Preferences
  2. Search for “DNS Server” and tap it
  3. Click the + button to add a DNS server and then enter the IP addresses
  4. Click Ok and then Apply

Android

  1. Go to your WiFi Settings
  2. Long-tap on your current WiFi network
  3. Tap “Change Network Configuration”
  4. Tap “Show Advanced Options”
  5. If you see “DHCP,” click on it and then select “Static” instead
  6. Scroll down and then insert the DNS server addresses down into DNS 1 and DNS 2
  7. Finally tap save

iPhone & iPad

  1. Open Settings
  2. Open Wi-Fi and then your preferred network in the list
  3. Tap “Configure DNS” and then click on “Manual”
  4. If there are any existing entries, tap the - button and “Delete” next to each one
  5. Now add the IP addresses to the DNS address
  6. Now tap the save button on the top right