What is Google DNS IP & How To Set Up DNS Server?

To understand what DNS is and how it works, we would recommend checking out the post on OpenDNS. Google Public DNS is a free public DNS resolution service that promises to further speed up the internet.


What is Google DNS IP

Google DNS IP are IP addresses provided by Google. DNS Addresses are like Address Book, when you enter the website URL, it resolves the DNS by looking into the address book. The faster they resolve the faster is the loading speed. The primary and secondary IP address are 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 respectively.

Set up Google DNS on the computer

Setting up DNS server is quite easy, the procedures below are for Windows 7. Open Network and Sharing center, click Change Adapter Setting from the left sidebar, right-click the local area network or wireless network and select Properties.

Now from the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, select TCP/IPv4 and click Properties. Now select ‘Use the following DNS Server addresses’ and enter the primary and secondary Google DNS IP addresses.


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If you want to configure in the router so that everyone can benefit from it, open the router dashboard, find the option that asks for DNS Server addresses and enter the Google DNS Server addresses(i.e, 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4). It’s that simple.

Some users are reluctant to add the Google DNS addresses citing privacy concerns. Google can keep track of what every user is doing, thus breaching the privacy of users. But if you want faster speed irrespective of privacy concerns, you can give it a shot.

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  • nadie666

    I recommend everyone not to change this. Google WILL KNOW EVERY HOSTNAME you do something with.

    I wouldn't recommend to put any other ones too. As your ISP will know this information even you change it I think it's better the ones they've provided.

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  • mohit

    It however did'nt work for my instead I lost mt internet connection.
    So guys be safe and play safe…Take care..

  • nn

    google has been spying!

  • nn

    google has been spying!

  • nn

    google has been spying!

  • u64

    Google has prooven itself untrustworthy, so
    8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 are in my PeerBlock blacklist
    now on my router/nat PC. Nothing in my LAN
    will ever talk to those adresses.