How to Change DNS on Windows?

Oct 31, 2014
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1 Click on the network icon in the Notification Area and then click on click Open Network and Sharing Center.



2 Once Network & Sharing Center is open, click on change adapter settings on the left hand pane.



3Right click on your network adapter (depends on whether you are using Local Area Connection or Wi-Fi) and choose Properties.



4 In the following window that opens, under “This connection uses the following items”, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.



5 Under the General tab, Select “Use the following DNS server addresses” option, and insert in Preferred and in Alternate DNS Box Click OK.



6 Windows Network Diagnostics will now attempt to detect any problems with the addresses you’ve specified. Just let it go and click ‘Close the Troubleshooter’ once it completes it process.



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Comments (14 )


  1. Adam Perry says:

    Turned off ipv6 as well, and works for me. 🙂

    • PureVPN Team says:

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      • Adam Perry says:

        Just another quick question. I’ve got the app on a couple of android devices. Since I connected it to my Android TV running Kodi, my streams seem a bit choppy and they weren’t before. Do you have any tips to help them run a bit smoother?

  2. Johannes Hee Jeppesen says:

    I did this with succes

  3. PureVPN Team says:

    We are sorry for the inconvenience.

    Can you kindly tell us what exact problem you are facing so we may assist you accordingly

  4. Thanh Hiền says:

    I did. But without success

  5. PureVPN Team says:

    Hi John,

    Thanks for reaching out. Can you kindly specify your issue in detail so we may assist you in better way.

  6. John Watson says:

    I’m not going to do this as all of my other country server connections work perfectly except for Tiawan. The problem lies with your software upgrade I did yesterday! Why do you think its suddenly the DNS settings. Was something changed in the latest update? Have you actually tried testing the Tiawan server with the new software?

  7. Oxana says:

    Thank you VPN for all your help and clear instruction for connection. Working perfectly well now, thank you again

  8. Oscar C Miranda says:

    i try this steps but it doesn’t work i have the same result

    • PureVPN Team says:

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