Work from home (WFH) has become the new normal now, as these trying times have made us realize that we should stay indoors as much as possible in order to fight this pandemic. Now, as most of us work, study, create content, etc. at home, with the help of the internet, this has resulted in a sudden increase in internet traffic and reduced internet speeds. Today I am here to share a very simple but useful tip to speed up your internet speed.
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One simple trick can speed up internet on Android, iOS, Windows and Mac
The best part about this tip is that we can do it on phones, tablets, PCs and Macs so that you can enjoy better internet speeds no matter what device you are using. This can be done by simply changing the Domain Name System (DNS) settings.
What is DNS?
Just like we had a regional telephone directory that contains the numbers of every household in that region, and you can easily look up the directory to find the number of the person you want to talk to.
Likewise, the Domain Name System (DNS) is the Internet’s telephone directory. It translates human-readable domain names (for example, www.gadgetstouse.com) into machine-readable IP addresses. Humans access information online through domain names, such as youtube.com, Google.com, or Apple.com. Web browsers interact through Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and then DNS translates domain names to IP addresses so that browsers can load the requested website.
An Internet Service Provider (ISP) uses a DNS by default, and every time we request a website, that DNS system converts human readable text into the IP address which is used to find the server and l ‘exact location where this website is stored. This default DNS used by your ISP may be slower, and changing it to a faster DNS may increase internet speeds.
How to change DNS on the phone (Android / iOS)
In order to change the DNS settings of your phone or tablet, running on Android, iOS or iPadOS, you need to follow these steps.
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How to change DNS on Windows and Mac
Change DNS in Windows
To change DNS settings in Windows, follow these steps.
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Change DNS on Mac
- On your Mac, choose Apple menu> System Preferences, then click Network.
- From the list on the left, select the network connection service you want to use (such as Wi-Fi or Ethernet), and then click Advanced.
- Click DNS, then click the Add button at the bottom of the DNS server list. Enter the IPv4 or IPv6 address of the DNS server, ie “18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124”.
- When you are finished, click OK.
This is how you can speed up your internet connection on your phone, computer, laptop, etc. At the same time, Cloudfare DNS (126.96.36.199) has an additional advantage because we have the possibility to send your DNS queries via DNS- over HTTPS or DNS over TLS. This will ensure that no one can spy on you. You can configure this DNS on your Wifi router to take advantage of these advantages on all devices connected to this Wifi.
Let us know how much this trick has improved the speed of your usage, in the comments below.
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