Domain name system or DNS is a structure that converts the domain name into IP addresses. Whenever we write the URL of a website in our web browser’s address bar, the browser sends the URL to the default DNS server, then the server translates the URL to an IP address and the content of that IP address are retrieved back to your web browser. The only justification the domain name system appears to exist is because it is quite difficult to remember the domain names while trying to remember the IP addresses. There are a lot of methods to change your DNS. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure of different methods to change your DNS with Windows 10.

Change DNS settings in Windows 10

To change your DNS with Windows 10, follow any of these procedures step by step.

Method #1

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Settings in the search box and then click the Settings option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Settings option, the following Windows Settings screen will appear.

Now click the Network & Internet option as highlighted in the above image. After that, the following screen will appear.

Click the Change adapter options as highlighted in the above image. The following screen will appear.

Right click on your network connection and click the Properties option as the following image is showing.

The Properties of the network will open as the following dialogue box.

Click the Internet Protocol Version 4 and then click the Properties button as highlighted in the above image. As you click the Properties button, the following dialogue box will appear.

Click the Use the following DNS server addresses radio button and then enter the addresses of your choice. After that, click the OK button as highlighted in the above image.

Method #2

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Command Prompt in the search box and right click on it. Then click the Run as administrator option as the following image is showing.

As you click the Run as administrator option, the Command Prompt will open in admin mode. Type the following command into the Command Prompt editor.

wmic nic get NetConnectionID

Press the Enter key after entering the command and the following screen will appear.

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Now type the netsh into the editor and press the Enter key. Then the following screen will appear.

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Now to change the Primary DNS, type the following command into the editor and press the Enter key.

interface ip set dns name="ADAPTER-NAME" source="static" address="X.X.X.X"

Note: Type your adapter name and address in the command.

To change the Secondary DNS, type the following command and press the Enter key.

interface ip set dns name="ADAPTER-NAME" source="static" address="X.X.X.X" index=2

Conclusion

By following any of these procedures, you will be able to change your DNS with Windows 10.

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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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