Switch to PublicDNS for Faster DNS & ByPass Censorship in Certain Areas

0 4

Bypass internet censorship with Google Public DNS service, switch to better DNS and make your internet faster

There are millions of server running all around the world to make internet a better place, when you open a website the request does not directly pass to the server which is hosting the domain, the request is passed to DNS server and it resolves your computer to the IP address of the server which is hosting the website which you requested, these all happens with in a moment

Domain Name Servers (DNS) are the Internet’s equivalent of a phone book. They maintain a directory of domain names and translate them to Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. This is necessary because, although domain names are easy for people to remember, computers or machines, access websites based on IP addresses.

How DNS work?

DNS servers work by translating IP addresses into domain names
DNS servers work by translating IP addresses into domain names

Google Public DNS is a Domain Name System (DNS) service offered by Google. It functions as a recursive name server providing domain name resolution for any host on the Internet. The service was announced on 3 December 2009, in an effort described as “making the web faster and more secure”, Google Public DNS is very faster than usual DNS servers provided by your ISP

by changing to Google Public DNS you can bypass any Internet restrictions applied by your ISP in your country and browse all websites which are blocked locally

With DNS Censorship Government And Other Organizations Can Blackout News Or Eliminate Competitors Easily
With DNS Censorship Government And Other Organizations Can Blackout News Or Eliminate Competitors Easily

DNS Attacks:
DNS Hijacking or Redirection is method of resolving a different IP address for the client instead of real IP to spoof client like he is visiting a real site or to collect personal datas including credit card informations

Pharming: This is a kind of attack where a website’s traffic is redirected to another website that is a fake one. For example, when a user tries to visit a social networking website such as Facebook.com he may be redirected to another website that is filled with pop-ups and advertisements. This is often done by hackers in order to generate advertising revenue.

DNS Man in the Middle Attack
DNS Man in the Middle Attack

Phishing: This is a kind of attack where users are redirected to a malicious website whose design (look and feel) matches exactly with that of the original one. For example, when a user tries to log in to his bank account, he may be redirected to a malicious website that steals his login details.

Why you should change your DNS server address?
For Faster internet
To bypass Internet Restrictions
To be safe from DNS attacks

Changing DNS allow you to visit restricted sites but it is not a VPN, VPN is used to safeguard your personal privacy

Available Free Public DNS Servers

There are several common ones, including OpenDNS, Google DNS, and a couple lesser known ones such as Norton DNS or Comodo Secure DNS. I’d personally recommend using Google DNS or OpenDNS , but you can give the others a try and choose the one that works best for you

Google Public DNS
Primary DNS Server: 8.8.8.8
Secondary DNS Server: 8.8.4.4

IPv6:
Primary DNS Server: 2001:4860:4860::8888
Secondary DNS Server: 2001:4860:4860::8844

Open DNS
Primary DNS Server: 208.67.222.222
Secondary DNS Server: 208.67.220.220

Norton DNS
Primary DNS Server: 198.153.192.1
Secondary DNS Server: 198.153.194.1

Comodo DNS
Primary DNS Server: 156.154.70.22
Secondary DNS Server: 156.154.71.22

Even Google servers under goes DNS attacks but they fix them with in a short frame of time and they are more reliable than any others

When setting DNS on your device its recommended to set Primary DNS and Secondary DNS from different DNS providers, like one from Google and one from Open DNS
Example
Primary DNS: 8.8.8.8
Secondary DNS: 208.67.222.222

using different DNS server makes your internet very stable, even if one DNS server goes down DNS server will be working

How to change DNS Server ?
Brief instructions to change DNS server are given in this article Including Windows, Macs, iPhone, iPod, iPad & Androids
and also to your router

How to Change Router DNS Settings

Changing DNS server for router is the best way if you use internet connection at your home, because you don’t have to change dns settings for any other devices than your router

Login to your router Admin Panel.

You can find this information in your router/modem instruction book. In general you can get access to your router admin panel with entering one of the followings to your Internet Browser (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Opera, etc) on your PC/MobileDevice.

http://192.168.0.1
http://192.168.1.1
http://192.168.2.1
http://192.168.8.1

In your router/modem instruction book, the correct IP should be provided. Once you enter the correct router/modem IP address in your Internet Browser, it will open your router admin panel.

Enter your router Admin Username and Password.

You can find this correct information from your router/modem instruction book. In general most router/modems are using “admin” or “root” for default username, and “admin”, “password” for default passwords.

Once you enter the correct credentials, you will enter to the admin panel of router/model .

Once you login, please find section where it says for DNS Settings. There it may be selected as Automatic or there may show some DNS IPs already. Automatic means, your router is getting the DNS Ips from it’s network device (Mostly from your Internet Service Provider).

If it’s not in Automatic mode and you see some DNS IPs, please take them note. So incase if you want to revert back you can change it back to the old IPs. (In general you can always select Automatic and your new settings will be reversed).

Ok now you need to change your router DNS IPS to Public DNS IPS as following:

Changing Router DNS IP Settings
Changing Router DNS IP Settings

In Most routers it says PRIMARY Server and SECONDARY Server, or DNS SETTINGS 1, DNS SETTINGS 2. Either way simply update them as following DNS IPs.
Primary DNS: 8.8.8.8
Secondary DNS: 208.67.222.222

Now Save your new settings.

In general you should find the SAVE button down the page. You may also see Apply button. Click on SAVE and APPLY.

Restart your Router.

It’s always suggested to have your router restart once after the new DNS Settings.

And that’s it. Your router is setup properly.

How to Change DNS in Windows

Go to the Control Panel.
Click Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter settings.
Select the connection for which you want to configure Google Public DNS. For example:

To change the settings for an Ethernet connection, right-click Local Area Connection > Properties.
To change the settings for a wireless connection, right-click Wireless Network Connection > Properties.

If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

How to Change DNS Server IP in Windows
How to Change DNS Server IP in Windows

Select the Networking tab. Under This connection uses the following items, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and then click Properties.

Click Advanced and select the DNS tab. If there are any DNS server IP addresses listed there, write them down for future reference, and remove them from this window.

Click OK.

Select Use the following DNS server addresses. If there are any IP addresses listed in the Preferred DNS server or Alternate DNS server, write them down for future reference.

Replace those addresses with the IP addresses of the Google DNS servers:
For IPv4: 8.8.8.8 and/or 208.67.222.222.
For IPv6: 2001:4860:4860::8888 and/or 2001:4860:4860::8844.

How to Change DNS in macOS

Click Apple > System Preferences > Network.

If the lock icon in the lower left-hand corner of the window is locked, click the icon to make changes, and when prompted to authenticate, enter your password.

Select the connection for which you want to configure Google Public DNS. For example: Ethernet

How to Change DNS Server IP Settings in macOS
How to Change DNS Server IP Settings in macOS

To change the settings for an Ethernet connection, select Built-In Ethernet, and click Advanced.

To change the settings for a wireless connection, select Airport, and click Advanced.
Select the DNS tab.

Click + to replace any listed addresses with, or add, the Google IP addresses at the top of the list:
For IPv4: 8.8.8.8 and/or 8.8.4.4.
For IPv6: 2001:4860:4860::8888 and/or 2001:4860:4860::8844.

Click Apply > OK.

How to Change DNS in iPhone, iPad and iPod

First, enable WiFi on your device and connect to the WiFi network you want to use. Then, tap the blue arrow button on the right side of the network name to tweak its settings.

Change DNS iOS, iPhone, iPod, iPad

Once you’ve added the settings, you’ll be ready to browse the internet using your new DNS service

Now, select the DNS field, select the DNS that’s already listed, then enter the DNS settings you want. Separate different DNS addresses with commas.

How to Change DNS in Android

Open Wi-Fi networks list and long-press the one you’re connected to, Tap Modify network and check the Show advanced options box, Set IP settings to Static and you’ll be able to change your DNS server — unfortunately, this also means you can’t use DHCP on the network anymore

Change DNS Android
Change DNS Android

If your current IP is 192.168.1.4 change the last number to a value between 30 to 255
Example: 192.168.1.32
so your Ip will not conflict with another device on the network

Leave A Reply