How To Use Google Public DNS on Windows Vista

December 4, 2009

in Tools & Extras

Few hours back we informed you about the release of Google Public DNS. In case you are not aware of it, check this out: Google Public DNS: A DNS Resolver From Google To Speed Up Your Browsing

I have just tried the Google public DNS and i observed that Internet browsing is now quite fast with Google Public DNS. Its really worth trying. Give it a try, I hope you would like it.

How To use Google Public DNS on Windows Vista:

To configure Google Public DNS on Windows Vista you will need to Change DNS server settings on Windows Vista. Just follow these simple steps to get it done.

Step 1: Go to the Control panel, there you will see Network and Internet tab. Click on it.

Step 2: Click on Network and Sharing Center and then Manage network connections (See the screenshot below).

Manage Network connections

Step 3: If you are willing to change DNS settings for ethernet connection then right click on Local Area connection and then click on Properties . (In my case I have changed the DNS settings for Ethernet connection)

Network connections

If you want to change the DNS settings for a wireless connection, right-click Wireless Network Connection, and click Properties.

Step 4: Under the Networking Tab, click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and then click Properties.

Local are connection properties

Step 5: Now click  on Advanced (See screenshots below) and select the DNS tab. If there are any DNS server IP addresses listed here, write them down for future reference, and remove them from this window.

Click on Advanced

DNS tab

After removing the IP’s from there (if any) click on OK.

Step 6: Now select Use the following DNS server addresses, If there are already numbers listed in the field of Preferred DNS server or Alternate DNS server, then please make sure to write them down safely so that you can revert back to your older settings in case of any problem.

Now replace the entries in the field of Preferred DNS server or Alternate DNS server with the IP addresses of the Google DNS servers: 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4.

DNS server settings

Click OK, and Its all done now in DNS settings, you may now open up your browser to surf the web.

In order to test whether you have made the changes in DNS server settings correctly or not you may try this link: Testing new DNS settings



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