On April 1st, CloudFlare has announced that they launch 126.96.36.199 DNS server – the Internet’s fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service. It’s more reliable and faster than other DNS services such as Google DNS or OpenDNS ( average response time for CloudFlare is 14ms, 20ms with OpenDNS and 34ms with Google DNS).
In this article, we will show you how to change DNS settings to CloudFlare DNS server 188.8.131.52 to help you browsing web faster.
Solution 1: Change DNS settings to CloudFlare DNS server 184.108.40.206 by using Control Panel
- Open Control Panel
- Click on Network and Internet
- Click on Network and Sharing Center
- On the left panel, click on Change adapter settings
- Right-click on the network interface that you are using for Internet, choose Properties
- Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) from the list then click Properties button below
- Click the Use the following DNS server addresses option
- Type your preferred DNS server: 220.127.116.11 and your alternate DNS server: 18.104.22.168 then click OK
- Then click Close to apply new DNS settings
Once you complete these steps, your computer will immediately start using the new DNS settings.
Solution 2: Change DNS settings to CloudFlare DNS server 22.214.171.124 by using Command Prompt
- Run Command Prompt as Administrator
wmic nic get NetConnectionID to show the names of your network adapters and press Enter
netsh to change the networking settings and press Enter
- Type the following command to set the primary DNS IP address and press Enter
interface ip set dns name="ADAPTER-NAME" source="static" address="126.96.36.199". In the command, remember to change ADAPTER-NAME with the name of your network adapter you queried on step 3.
- Type the following command to add an alternative DNS IP address and press Enter:
interface ip add dns name="ADAPTER-NAME" addr="188.8.131.52" index=2
After completing the commands, your device will immediately start using the new DNS settings.