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HowTo: Change your DNS Server settings (with Screenshots)

Steps for changing DNS settings varies from operating system to operating system (Windows, Mac or Linux) and device to device (computer, phone, or router).
I am giving general procedure here to Change DNS settings of Windows 7 with Screenshots. Steps maybe similar for other versions of windows but may vary greatly for different OS like Mac or Linux.
Changing your DNS server settings:

Step 1:

Open “Network and Sharing center”
1) via “Control Panel” : Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center
2) via clicking on network icon in Notification area
goto Network and sharing

goto Network and sharing

Step 2:

After opening “Network and Sharing center” click on “Change adapter settings” in left sidebar menu.
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Change Adapter Settings

Change Adapter Settings

Step 3:

Right click on the network you wanna modify and click on “Properties”.
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Right Click and choose properties

Right Click and choose properties

Step 4:
On the popped up window under “This connection uses the following items”, select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and click “Properties”

Connection Properties

Connection Properties

Step 5:

Again on the new popped up window, Under the “General” tab select the “Use the following DNS server addresses” radio button, and enter your prefered DNS server address.
I prefer goOgle’s DNS as you can see in my settings..
Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP-IPv4) Properties

Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP-IPv4) Properties

Word of Caution:
Before you change your DNS settings, make sure to note down the current server addresses or settings. It is very important that you keep these numbers for backup purposes, in case you need to revert to them at any time.
I recoommend you take screen shot of your “TCP/IPv4 Properties” before you make any changes.. thats what I do.. 😉
Step 6:

Click OK
And Voila! Its done.. No ReStarting required 🙂

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