Speed up your Internet with this DNS

You can now speed up your Internet just by simply changing your DNS.

You might have heard of Google Public DNS, but it is not the fastest. Cloudflare teamed up with APNIC to create a DNS over HTTPS which encrypts your DNS queries and is able to resolve queries faster than all other DNS.

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Most DNS, if not all, do not provide secure queries. So even if you have established secure connections, your DNS queries are not encrypted.

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To do so, simply configure your network settings to use 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1 as your DNS.

For Windows

  1. Click on the Start menu, then click on Control Panel.
  2. Click on Network and Internet.
  3. Click on Change Adapter Settings.
  4. Right click on the Wi-Fi network you are connected to, then click Properties.
  5. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (or Version 6 if desired).
  6. Click Properties.
  7. Write down any existing DNS server entries for future reference.
  8. Click Use The Following DNS Server Addresses.
  9. Replace those addresses with the 1.1.1.1 DNS addresses:
    • For IPv4: 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1
    • For IPv6: 2606:4700:4700::1111 and 2606:4700:4700::1001
  10. Click OK, then Close.
  11. Restart your browser.

For MacOS

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Search for DNS Servers and select it from the dropdown.
  3. Click the + button to add a DNS Server and enter 1.1.1.1
  4. Click + again and enter 1.0.0.1 (This is for redundancy.)
  5. Click Ok, then click Apply.

Not on Windows or MacOS? Check out their setup guide for other devices.

Hope this short article showed you how to speed up your Internet and protect your privacy.

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