Changing your DNS servers on your Mac can speed up your network experience; it can perform fast in translating domain names to IP addresses. If you want to change your DNS server, we’ll show you how to do it.
First, open System Preferences by clicking the Apple icon on the left -hand side of your Mac’s screen and selecting “System Preferences” in the menu that appears.
When System Preferences opens, click “Network.”
In Network Settings, use the page tab to click the network adapter you want to configure DNS for, such as “Ethernet” or “Wi-Fi.” Then click “Advanced.”
Under the advanced settings for the network adapter you have selected, click the “DNS” tab, and then click the connect button (“+”) at the bottom of the list labeled “DNS Servers. “
The text input will appear in the “DNS Servers” list. Enter the DNS number you want to use, and then click Return.
For example, to use Google DNS, add these four numbers to the list with the add button. The first two numbers are IPv4 addresses, and the second are IPv6 addresses:
- 2001: 4860: 4860 :: 8888
- 2001: 4860: 4860 :: 8844
You can use other DNS services such as OpenDNS, or any other DNS server you want.
After that, click “OK” to close the advanced system configuration window.
Return to the Internet Preferences page, if you want to set up DNS servers for another network connection as well (such as “Ethernet” if you plan to use that with Wi-Fi), click it and rebuilt the steps. above. When you’re done, click “Apply” on the right -hand side of the Web Preferences window.
From now on, your Mac is using the new DNS servers. Happy watching!
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