How to Change Your DNS Server on a Windows 10 Computer
To change your DNS server on a Windows 10 computer, go to Settings > Network & Internet > Change Adapter Settings. Then right-click a connection and select Properties > IPv4 > Properties. Finally,select Use the following DNS server address.
- Open the Windows Start Menu. You can do this by clicking the button with the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner of your screen.
- Then click Settings. This is the gear-shaped icon just above the power button.
- Next, select Network & Internet.
- Then click Change adapter options. You will see this under Advanced network settings.
- Right-click on the connection you want to change the DNS server for. If you are connected via WiFi, select that. If you are connected via Ethernet, select that. You will know which connections you are currently using because they will have green bars, while the connections that are not in use will have a red X.
- Then select Properties. This will be the last option in the pop-up menu.
- Next, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). If you don’t see this option, use your mouse to scroll up and down the selection.
- Then click Properties.
- Next, click the radius next to Obatain an IP address automatically and below that OPatain DNS Server address automatically. You will see this in the bottom half of the window.
- Finally, click OK. You will see this at the bottom of the window. Your changes won’t go into effect until you click OK.