All ISP’s or Internet Service Providers provide DNS services for their customers. And most cases their customers use their DNS services by default which is also set as in their routers, ADSL Modems, etc. Google provides DNS service in order to prevent ISP-related blockings and also provide a fast and secure experience. Google DNS service is a free DNS service that can be easily set for computers, laptops, PCs, and Linux, Windows MacOSX operating systems.
Google DNS Service IP Addresses
Google is a user and a human-friendly company that provides its services very easy to use even for novice users. For example, the Google Search engine is very easy to use just type and press Enter to make a search with little effort. Google also provides very easy-to-remember DNS service IP addresses where you can not forget.
Primary Google DNS Server IP Address:
Secondary Google DNS Server IP Address:
Set and Use Google DNS Service For Windows
Event there are different ways to set and use Google DNS for Windows operating system the most straightforward and easy way is using the Network Interface Properties. First, we will open the Network Interface Properties. The Network Interface can be a Wireless NIC or Ethernet Card. You must select according to your needs. Right-click to the Network Connection in the Task Bar like below.
The in the
Status screen we click to the
Change adapter options like below.
The network interfaces are listed in this screen where we use an Ethernet connection which is named as
Ethernet0 . Right-click to the network interface icon and select the
Ethernet0 Properties screen double click to the
Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP4) which opens the properties.
In the Internet Protocol Version, 4 Properties screen click to the
Use the following DNS server addresses in order to use the Google DNS server. Put the
126.96.36.199 as the
Preferred DNS server and
188.8.131.52 as the
Alternate DNS server.
The last step is to click
OK button for the current other screens.
Set and Use Google DNS Service For Linux
There are different Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, Kali, Fedora, etc. We can set and use Google DNS service by using different methods but the easiest way is using the GUI. In the following example, we use the Ubuntu distribution to set and use Google DNS Service. First, click on the
Network icon in the taskbar like below which lists the Network Interfaces and connections. Select the network interface which is
Ethernet(ens33) in this case. Then as the last step, we click to the
Wired Settings to open settings about this network interface.
From the network settings screen click to the
Configuration icon for the network interface Ethernet(ens33) .
In the Network Interface, the Configuration screen clicks to the
IPv4 tab and then click the
Automatic configuration to disable automatic DNS server configuration. The put the Google DNS service IP address to the
DNS text box like below. The last step is clicking on the
Apply button to make the Google DNS service active.