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How to configure custom DNS on a Windows 7 device?

This guide will show you how to edit, add, or remove the DNS settings on your Windows 7 device.

Changing the DNS on your device can help you improve connection quality and, in some cases - speed.

 

  1. Go to the Start menu, and select the Control Panel.

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  2. Here you will find the Network and Sharing Center tab. Click on it.

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  3. Select your primary connection or Local Area Connection under Active Networks.

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  4. Click on Properties, here you may receive a prompt for permission to make network setting changes. If so, click Allow.

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  5. Highlight the Internet Protocol Version 4 section, and click on Properties.​

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  6. Lastly, select Use the following DNS server addresses, type in the following DNS addresses, and click OK.

    208.67.222.222
    208.67.220.220

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Congratulations! Now you know how to set custom DNS on a Windows 7 device!

 

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