Google is a huge company which provides paid and free services. It mainly operates in the IT and internet area. Internet uses DNS in order to solve domain names into IP addresses. Because internet infrastructure works with IP addresses. Google provides free DNS servers which can be used for fast and free domain resolution. In this tutorial we will learn Google DNS features and how to use in Linux, Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, Kali, Windows, Windows Server.
Google DNS Features
Google provides DNS servers over the following IP addresses.
- 220.127.116.11 is used for IPv4
- 18.104.22.168 is alternative IPv4 to the 22.214.171.124
- 2001:4860:4860::8888 is used for IPv6
It is fast because provided in different areas of the world.
Google Public DNS Web Page
Google also provides a web page named
Google Public DNS . This web page is served via https://dns.google.com . It is looking like a Google Search where we need to put IPv4, IPv6 address or host name.
Set For Windows Operating System
Now we will set
126.96.36.199 as DNS server IP address for different operating systems like Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2016 .
Network and Sharing Center screen by following
All Control Panel Items->
Network and Sharing Center .
Ethernet0 where we will change DNS for this interface. But if we want to change Wireless DNS we should click to the Wireless interface like WiFi.
Then click to the
Properties which will open a detailed configuration of the interface.
Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) and click properties.
Use the following DNS server address and put
188.8.131.52 to the
Preferred DNS server and click OK.
Set For Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, Kali, Fedora, CentOS, RedHat
We will prefer to use the GUI of XFCE. Open
Network Connections screen which will look like below or similar.
And select the interface we want to set which is
netplan-ens33 in this example and click
IPv4 Settings tab and choose
Automatica(DHCP) addresses only for
184.108.40.206 to the
DNS servers configuration like below and click OK.