Nowadays, changing DNS is a practice that we all have to do at least once in our lives. There are many reasons for this, as the predefined ones are made by our telephone companies. Once you have changed these services, I can assure you that your Internet connection will be much faster and you will benefit from greater security and privacy.
Find out how to change DNS on Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems in this guide!
What DNS are and what they are for
Before we start with driving, let’s see what a DNS is:
“Domain Name System (often referred to as DNS) is a system used for resolving host names in IP addresses and vice versa. The service is implemented through a distributed database, consisting of DNS servers.
The DNS name also denotes the protocol that regulates the operation of the service, the programs that implement it, the servers on which they run, the set of these servers that cooperate to provide the service.
DNS names, or “domain names”, are one of the most visible features of the Internet. There is confusion about the definition of the acronym: the S is often interpreted as a service, but the correct definition is system. The operation of converting a name into an address is called DNS resolution, converting an IP address into a name is called reverse resolution.”-Tract from Wikipedia
What are the best DNS for 2019?
Now that you understand what DNS are, it’s time to choose which services are right for you. See the 2019 Guide to the Best DNS Services to find out which product is right for you. Once you’ve found the right Primary and Secondary DNS for you, you’ll be ready to edit them on your Windows, Linux or Mac PC.
How to change DNS on Windows
If you have a PC with Windows installed to edit the DNS you will need to follow the steps below:
- Open the Control Panel
- Go to Network Connections
- Select the Connection status item
- Click on Properties >TCP/IPV4 Protocol > Properties
- Now enter the IPs of the DNS you have chosen to adopt
How to change DNS on Linux
- Go to System Settings and click on Network Connections, until you find the LAN or Wi-Fi network you want to work on.
- Now, after having seen the summary of the basic connection information, go to TCP/IPv4
- Enter the parameters of the DNS service you have chosen
- Restart the network card or the PC. You should already notice the difference in speed and stability from before.
How to change DNS on a Mac
- Go to System Preferences
- Click on “Network”
- Select the connection method (Wi-fi or Ethertnet) and click on “Advanced”.
- Select the “DNS” tab and enter the IPs of the DNS service you have chosen to use
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- In addition to enjoying a faster and more stable network connection, you will be able to visit several sites subject to DNS blocking.
Conclusions on DNS changes
That’s it! As you have seen the guide is very simple and does not require great knowledge in computer science.
In this guide, we have seen in detail how to change DNS on Windows, Linux and Mac, and how to get better results in terms of navigation speed and greater security.