Speed Up your web browsing with Google Public DNS

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Are you looking for a faster way to browse the Internet and have pages load faster? If so, you might be interested in trying out Google Public DNS, here we will take a look at adding it to your computer.
 
DNS (Domain Name System) translates an IP address to an easy to remember hostname. If you use your ISPs DNS settings by default, it may not be the fastest way to get to your favorite sites. Google has recently launched a free public DNS service, and we’ll take a look at setting it up on your PC or router.
 
Add Google DNS to a Window Computer
 
To add Google Public DNS to your Windows 7 machine, right-click on Network and choose Properties.
 
Alternatively, you can start Network and Sharing Center from a command prompt using the steps provided below:
 
1. On your keyboard, press Win+R to open the Run dialog box
2. Type "cmd" in the Run dialog box without double quotes and Click OK
3. The Command Prompt window opens.
4. In command prompt, type the following command, which is not case sensitive, and then press ENTER:
 
    control.exe /name Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter
 
The Network and Sharing Center opens and you’ll want to click on Change adapter settings which is located on the left pane.
 
 
Now right-click on Local Area Connection and select Properties. If you have a wireless connection, right-click on Wireless Network Connection and click Properties.
 
 
The Local Area Connection Properties screen opens and you’ll want to highlight Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) then click the Properties button.
 
 
The Internet Protocol Version 4 Properties window comes up. If you already have DNS settings listed, make sure to copy or write them down in case you want to switch back. Select Use the following DNS server addresses and type in the following for Preferred and Alternate DNS server:
 
 
Note: According to Google you can interchange the Primary and secondary address, but don’t use the same number for both.
 
Preferred DNS Server: 8.8.8.8
 
Alternate DNS Server: 8.8.4.4
 
Click Ok and then close out of the remaining windows and reboot your system, then you’ll want to test out the settings. Basically browse around to your bookmarked sites and make sure they display properly.

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