Is it safe to change DNS server?
Do you mean your Internet Service Provider (ISP)? If so, then generally, yes, its safe to change your DNS to point to their recursive DNS systems. If you are changing ISP then yes, you should change the DNS setting as being with one ISP but using a second ISP’s DNS systems is going to be suboptimal.
Does changing the DNS affect anything?
Although DNS is not directly related to your Internet speed, it can influence how fast an individual webpage appears on your computer. Once a connection has been established though, it should not affect download speeds. If you want to amend your router’s DNS servers however, this can help improve your overall speed.
Should I change DNS on router or computer?
If you change the DNS server on your router, every other device on your network will use it. Really, if you want to use a third-party DNS server on your devices, we recommend you just change it on your router.
Can I use any DNS server?
The Internet is full of DNS servers and most of them can be freely used. In most cases, your ISP will provide you with a primary and secondary DNS server IP Address which you need to then configure your PC to use these servers.
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.
Does DNS change your IP address?
2 Answers. Changing to using a different DNS provider will not change your IP address. It is possible that if your IP has changed recently – some DNS servers have updated and know your new IP, but others haven’t and don’t – this process of “propogation” can take quite some time in some cases.