Should I Change My DNS On My Router?

The good news is it’s not difficult to change your DNS settings, though you need to do it for every device for every network you connect to.

Log into your router’s settings through your browser (the setup documentation or a quick web search should give you the address), then find the DNS settings.

What does changing your DNS do?

DNS servers translate human-friendly domain names to machine-friendly IP addresses. You’re probably using a DNS server supplied by your ISP, one whose quality is unknown. Switching to a third-party DNS service can both speed your internet activity and protect against tricky DNS-based attacks.

Is it safe to change DNS server?

Changing your current DNS settings to the OpenDNS servers is a safe, reversible, and beneficial configuration adjustment that will not harm your computer or your network. You can print out this page and write down your previous DNS settings if desired.

How do I change the DNS on my router?

Select DNS under the Internet WAN section from the menu on the left. In the DNS Address field, enter the primary DNS server you want to use. In the Secondary DNS Address field, enter the secondary DNS server you’d like to use. Click or tap the Apply Changes button to save the changes.

Should I use a different DNS server?

Why You Might Want To Use Third-Party DNS Servers

Two of the most popular third-party DNS servers are OpenDNS and Google Public DNS. In some cases, these DNS servers may provide you with faster DNS resolves—speeding up your connection the first time you connect to a domain name.

Should private DNS be off?

Option 1: Android Private DNS (DNS over TLS)

First, go to Settings->Network & Internet->Advanced. In there, you will see an option for Private DNS, which should be Off by default. Switch it from Off to “Private DNS provider hostname” and specify the DNS provider you want to use.

Does changing your DNS speed up Internet?

Changing your DNS servers can speed up the amount of time it takes to resolve a domain name, but it’s not going to speed up your overall internet connection. For example, you will not see an improvement in your average download speeds for streaming content or downloading large files.