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By: Hugo Luis Alberto Repetto Posted date: August 31, 2013 Comments: 1

Step 1
Open the Network & Sharing Center by either clicking on your network icon in the Notification Area and clicking Open Network and Sharing Center (1), typing network in the start search box (2) or through the Control Panel (3).



Step 2
Once Network & Sharing Center is open, in the left hand pane, click on Change adapter settings.

Step 3
Right click your network adapter and choose Properties (if you get a UAC prompt, accept).

Step 4
In the following window, under “This connection uses the following items”, click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.

Step 5
Under the General tab check the Use the following DNS server addresses radio button, and enter your prefered DNS server address, in the guide we’ll be using Google’s DNS server address which is /
Make sure that Validate settings upon exit is also checked and hit OK.

Windows Network Diagnostics will now attempt to detect any problems with the addresses you’ve specified, leave it to work and hopefully it’ll report that troubleshooting couldn’t identify the problem.

Close the troubleshooter and that’s it done!
So, why change your DNS address?
“The DNS protocol is an important part of the web’s infrastructure, serving as the Internet’s phone book: every time you visit a website, your computer performs a DNS lookup. Complex pages often require multiple DNS lookups before they start loading, so your computer may be performing hundreds of lookups a day.”
By using a faster DNS server, your browsing speeds can increase, security can be improved and you get the results you expect with absolutely no redirection.

Return to default.

Returning to default is as easy as changing the DNS address. Repeat Step 1 – 4, in Step 5. Check the Obtain DNS server address automatically. Hit OK.

Changes are made straight away, either way, no need to reboot.
There are hundreds of different DNS server addresses you can use. OpenDNS is preferred by many and considered one of the best out there. As always, experiment as YMMV.

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  1. MaraDNS is a free open-source computer program written by Sam Trenholme. I wrote MaraDNS while I was a college student and a travelling English teacher during the first 2000s decade. Now that I’m working as a professional software developer, the program is finished: I only provide bug fixes and other basic maintenance unless I’m getting paid.
    MaraDNS implements the Domain Name System (DNS), an essential internet service. MaraDNS is open source software: This means that anyone is free to download, use, and modify the program free of charge, as per its license.

    People like MaraDNS because it’s small, lightweight, easy to set up, and remarkably secure. It’s also cross platform — the program runs both in Windows and in UNIX clones.


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