Make your Computer Internet and Google Chrome use Good DNS

DNS is address lookup directory, which holds the ip address for domain namespace. numeric IP address are hard to remenber for people like us. DNS binds the numeric IP address with a proper name character string which can be related to that brand.


There are many public lookup directories in Internet, switching to the faster DNS server can make your connection resolving time to minimal, which make the website resources load faster.

Cloudflare's 1.1.1.1 is the DNS server which has many optimized data center around the world, which minimizes DNS resolver by connecting to the nearest DNS lookup server. Average DNS lookup time of Cloudflare's 1.1.1.1 DNS server is < 14.96ms, Cisco OpenDNS is < 20.17ms, Google Public DNS server is around 35.29ms and follows.

Make your Computer Internet and Google Chrome use Good DNS - Techzost blog
Make your Computer Internet and Google Chrome use Good DNS - Techzost blog



To change DNS Server settings to Cloudflare dns in MacOS


  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Search for DNS Servers and select it from the dropdown.
  3. Click the + button to add a DNS Server and enter 1.1.1.1
  4. Click + again and enter 1.0.0.1 (This is for redundancy.)
  5. Click + again and enter 2606:4700:4700::1111 (This is for redundancy.)
  6. Click + again and enter 2606:4700:4700::1001 (This is for redundancy.)
  7. Click Ok, then click Apply.
  8. You’re all set! Your device now has faster, more private DNS servers 

To change DNS Server settings to Cloudflare dns in Windows 10


  1. Click on the Start menu, then click on Control Panel.
  2. Click on Network and Internet.
  3. Click on Change Adapter Settings.
  4. Right click on the Wi-Fi network you are connected to, then click Properties.
  5. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (or Version 6 if desired).
  6. Click Properties.
  7. Write down any existing DNS server entries for future reference.
  8. Click Use The Following DNS Server Addresses.
  9. Replace those addresses with the 1.1.1.1 DNS addresses: 
    • For IPv4: 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1
    • For IPv6: 2606:4700:4700::1111 and 2606:4700:4700::1001
  10. Click OK, then Close.
  11. Restart your browser.
  12. You’re all set! Your device now has faster, more private DNS servers

To change DNS Server settings to Cloudflare dns in Ubuntu and most of linux

While these steps are for Ubuntu, most Linux distributions configure DNS settings through the Network Manager. Alternatively, your DNS settings can be specified in /etc/resolv.conf

  1. Click the Applications icon on the left menu bar.
  2. Click Settings, then Network.
  3. Find your internet connection on the right pane, then click the gear icon.
  4. Click the IPv4 or IPv6 tab to view your DNS settings.
  5. Set the “Automatic” toggle on the DNS entry to Off. Provide the 1.1.1.1 DNS addresses in the DNS entries field:
    • For IPv4: 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1 
    • For IPv6: 2606:4700:4700::11112606:4700:4700::1001
  6. Click Apply, then restart your browser.
  7. You’re all set! Your device now has faster, more private DNS servers

To change DNS Server settings to Cloudflare dns in Router configuration 

  1. Connect to your preferred wireless network.
  2. Enter your router’s gateway IP address in your browser.
  3. If prompted, fill in your username and password. This information may be labeled on the router.
  4. In your router’s configuration page, locate the DNS server settings.
  5. Write down any existing DNS server entries for future reference.
  6. Replace those addresses with the 1.1.1.1 DNS addresses:
    • For IPv4: 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1
    • For IPv6: 2606:4700:4700::1111 and 2606:4700:4700::1001
  7. Save your settings, then restart your browser.
  8. You’re all set! Your device now has faster, more private DNS servers 

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