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How to Find the Fastest DNS Server near you and configure it in Windows

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How to Find the Fastest DNS Server near you and configure it in Windows

Part 1 of 2: Finding the Fastest DNS Server near You

Step 1
Go to Namebench's Page and download the latest version of the software for your Operating System.

Step 2
Run the downloaded file and Run the benchmark (May consume some time)


Step 3
The benchmark should finish and a list of optimal DNS servers will be listed.


Step 4
Write down the addresses of the two fastest servers near you and continue to part 2.
Note: We copied the top two in case one of them does not work properly


Part 2 of 2: Configuring the DNS Servers in Windows

Step 1
Open the control panel and navigate to “Network and Internet” and click “Network and Sharing Center”


Step 2
Click your active connection


Step 3
Click Properties


Step 4
Select Internet Protocol Version 4 then click Properties


Step 5
In the Preferred DNS Server, enter your fastest result from part 1
In the Alternate DNS Server, enter your second fastest result from part 1
Click OK!


Step 6
In case you get this, Ignore it.


Step 7
To be sure that everything is up and running, Open command Prompt


Recap
Done! Enjoy faster browsing

Thank you for reading :) 




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