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Google DNS

Google recently launched their own DNS service, which they proclaim will make web surfing faster, safer and more reliable than the present Open DNS service.

Generally, the DNS server is maintained by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), but now Google has introduced this feature by which you can instruct your computer to use the Google’s DNS server instead of your Open DNS.

So for those of whom are keenly waiting to experience this new service, follow the below mentioned steps to make a switch to Google DNS.

1. Open Control Panel and go to Network Connections

Network Connections

2. Open Local Area Connection and go to Internet Protocol properties.

Internet Protocol


Change the preferred DNS server address to
Change the alternate DNS server address to


4. Click on Ok and close the window.

To test the Google DNS server:

1. Open command prompt window.

2. Type ipconfig /flushdns

3. Type nslookup http://www.msn.com

If the details are displayed correctly, your DNS server is up and running and you are good to go πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


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