An internet connection issue or some limits of a specific region while opening a website can lead you to change your DNS settings on Windows 7. Also, when you change the DNS settings, your children will not have access to inappropriate contents.
In this article, we are going to illustrate how to set different DNS settings on devices running Windows 7. To learn more, read the following content.
What is DNS?
DNS changes the IP address to a domain name that is easy to remember. As an example, it translates 126.96.36.199 to www.google.com. You can consider DNS as the phone book of the internet.
Some of Free Public DNS Server
- Cloudflare DNS: 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206
- Google Public DNS: 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168
- OpenDNS: 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199
Changing DNS Settings via Network Settings
Here are the steps to change the DNS settings via network settings:
- Go to the Start menu.
- Open Control Panel.
- Go to the Network and Internet section.
- Select Network and Sharing Center.
- Click on the Change adapter settings link from the left-side pane.
- On the pop-up window, right-click on your current network connection.
- Select Properties from the menu.
- Select the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) option and hit the Properties button.
- Checkmark the box of the Use the following DNS server addresses option.
- Now, enter the primary DNS address and secondary DNS address on the Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server, respectively.
The Bottom Line
You can solve your network connection issues by changing your DNS server. In this article, we described how to change the DNS settings on Windows 7. Do you know any other methods to change the DNS server on Windows 7? Share your ideas with us.