How to change DNS server addresses?

Additional information and disclaimers

  • These settings are already configured on msOS, so there is no need to change them.
  • We also provide mining pools DNS records (integrated in msOS too) which can be used to avoid issues with DNS resolving by already storing the data on your local systems. Refer to this article for more information and how to set it up.
  • It is often possible to change these settings on the router itself, to affect all the devices in the network, though you will need to consult the manual of the router & ISP for instructions on how to do that.
  • While it is possible to change DNS through the command line or through the new Settings app in Windows 11, this guide uses Control Panel, which is accessible in both Windows 10 and Windows 11 and is relatively easy to use.

Step 1 Opening Control Panel section

  1. Press Windows + R on the keyboard
  2. Type in control and press Enter
  3. Double-click Network and Sharing Center

Step 2 Entering the network properties

  1. On the left hand side, press Change adapter settings
  2. Find a network that is connected - it should have a network name, the mark of the adapter used for it. Double-click it and verify the connection status.
  3. Properties

Step 3 Changing the properties and saving

  1. Double-click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
  2. Click Use the following DNS server addresses:
  3. Set the address to the desired ones (i.e. those listed below) and save by pressing OK - the rest of the windows can be closed, or you can also change the IPv6 DNS addresses in the same way, in another item.

Example addresses

Addresses that can be used for IPv4:

  • Cloudflare's and
  • Google's and
  • Quad9's and
  • OpenDNS Home's and

Addresses that can be used for IPv6:

  • Cloudflare's 2606:4700:4700::1111 and 2606:4700:4700::1001
  • Google's 2001:4860:4860::8888 and 2001:4860:4860::8844
  • Quad9's 2620:fe::fe and 2620:fe::9
  • OpenDNS Home's 2620:119:35::35 and 2620:119:53::53

On msOS we already use these DNS, so there is no need to change these settings. 

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