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Changing DNS server settings in Windows 10

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Welcome to the Freeola Support pages. This guide is designed to take you though the basic steps for changing your DNS server settings within Windows 10. For more internet help topics please visit our main Support Page.

  1. Firstly open the Control Panel application. If you do not have a shortcut to this on your desktop of Start Bar you can use the Search option to find this.

  2. Click on Network and Internet.
    Network and Internet Windows 10

  3. Click on Network and Sharing Center.
    Network and Sharing Centre Win 10

  4. On the left pane, click on Change adapter settings.
    Change Adapter Settings Win10

  5. Right-click the network interface connected to the internet, either your Wireless or Network card, and select Properties.
    Windows Network Network Connections

  6. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) from the list., then click the Properties button.
    TCPIP 4 Settings Windows 10

  7. Click the Use the following DNS server addresses option.

  8. Type your preferred and alternate DNS server addresses. Here you can enter any DNS servers you want, including from free ones such as Google Public DNS or OpenDNS.

    Google Public DNS addresses:8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4

    OpenDNS addresses: 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220
    DNS Settings Windows 10

  9. Click OK.

  10. Click Close to apply the new DNS settings to your device.

You should now test these changes are working by visiting the Freeola Homepage.


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