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How to change DNS server settings using Control Panel

Configuring your DNS server settings with Control Panel is quick, easy, and probably the oldest method on this list. Best of all, this approach works on both Windows 10 and Windows 11 devices. While Microsoft seems content to let the new Windows Settings app replace Control Panel, we’ll use it while we still can.

1. Enter control panel into the Windows search bar, then click on the Control Panel app.

Launch the Control Panel app.

2. Click on View network status and tasks.

Open View network status and tasks page in Control Panel.

3. Click on the name of your connection next to the Connections: field.

Click on the connection link at the Network and Sharing Center screen.

4. In the status window, click Properties.

5. In the properties window, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), then click Properties.

Select Internet Protocol Version 4 then click the Properties button.
 
6. If your settings appear as shown in the image below, you should select the "Obtain DNS Server Address automatically" option.
 
Enter the preferred and alternate DNS server addresses you want to use.
 
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