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Google Public DNS Server Address and Configuration Tips

If you are unhappy with the response time of your ISP's default DNS server, there is a good news for you. Google announces Google Public DNS service which is free for everyone. Right now, most of the Internet users who are unsatisfied with the Domain Name System service provided by their ISP use either global or open DNS server on their computers and other devices. Now we have one more option, Google Public Domain Name System. They use easy to remember address for their server compared to most other free services. This tutorial gives a brief explanation of this new service and tips to configure it on your computer.


Google Public DNS Server Addresses

For IPv4 connections you can use the addresses below.

  • Preferred Google DNS Server - 8.8.8.8

  • Alternate Google DNS Server -8.8.4.4

For your IPv6 connections, use the following addresses.

  • 2001:4860:4860::8888

  • 2001:4860:4860::8844

Important Tips
  1. Configuration

    If you do not know how to set Domain Name System server on your Windows computer, visit the link below.

    Setup Domain Name System on Your PC from Command Prompt
    Setup

  2. Support

    Google has launched telephone support to assist users with issues related to their Public Domain Name System service. They assist users both from USA and outsiders. Technical support number are:

    * 877-590-4367 { For US customers }

    * 770-200-1201 { Outside US }

  3. Google DNS On Android Samsung Galaxy

    If you are using Wi-Fi to connect your Android phone to Internet, you have an option to change the DNS settings on phone. You can change the current settings on your Android phone under Wi-Fi settings (Choose Current Network -> Modify Network -> Enable Show advanced options ->Enter Domain Name System details). Steps varies depends on the Android versions and customizations. However, I couldn't find a way to assign Google Public DNS to 3G Internet on my Samsung Galaxy phone.


They have a tutorial for Linux users to change DNS settings on their Linux computers. To know more about it, visit the link below.
http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/docs/using.html

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Comments

Anonymous said…
Dear Author www.corenetworkz.com !
I join told all above.
Jeff said…
Can you tell me the difference between google DNS and open DNS?

Which is good any idea?
Siju George said…
Open DNS and Google DNS are public DNS services offered by different providers. In my personal experience both ,google DNS and Open DNS, are performing well.

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