Did you know that by changing the DNS of any router you can improve the privacy and speed of your network. Many times we despair because our Internet connection is slower than usual and we consider changing the computer, the modem or perhaps the network card, even thinking about changing the Internet provider … etc. But before taking extreme measures, keep reading, we will explain how to configure it.
What is DNS? And what are its advantages of configuring it?
Right now you may be wondering DNS? Router? Don’t worry, we will talk to you in simple words. DNS in English (Domain Name System) in Spanish would be Domain Name System, its function is to translate or change from human language to machine, from web page names to IP addresses .
Router . It is a device that makes it easy for several computers and networks to connect to each other, they can share the same internet connection. It is important to keep it updated . So it extends the signal to more than one computer at the same time. With this in mind we can deduce the benefits of configuring the DNS.
By changing the DNS that we have by default, provided by the telecommunications operator, for another that has a reliable, secure support system, which serves as an intermediary to resolve URL addresses that we enter more quickly and automatically , we will notice the speed of navigation, we can have a parental control system (to prevent unauthorized web access).
We also have other extra advantages such as protecting ourselves against phishing (the risk of having our bank details stolen), there are ways to prevent it and we can avoid the danger of encountering malware (malicious programs).
It is even possible to access content that in our old DNS was inaccessible due to regional blocks. We can even have free public DNS servers . If you are already encouraged to jump to another level and enjoy a new experience when browsing the internet, let’s start now to configure our router DNS to improve the speed of the network ..!
Manual DNS configuration and improve your network speed
If you have Windows 10 / Windows 7 . You go to the menu, you go to the control panel, click Networks and internet, then click on the center of networks and shared resources, click on the connections part and in the window that appears click on Properties.
In the network functions tab, point to the internet protocol v4 , good to know how it works . Right click with the mouse and give properties again. In the window you will see several fields, activate the field in the DNS section that will allow you to enter the numbers that we will provide you later.
Automatic DNS configuration
There is a trick or program that facilitates the above procedure quickly and automatically. It’s called DNS Jumper, you download it. When you open it, it is a small window with a very simple interface.
- In the first field that mentions network adapter, you will look for your network card in the list.
- In the next field, select the DNS of your preference or we will provide you with the information so that you can choose the best DNS server for your connection .
- Click Apply DNS. And ready. That easy.
If you want to make the most of this tool and take advantage of its benefits, then press the faster DNS button . What are you going to find? In this sector it will allow us to find the fastest DNS that serves for our connection and also with respect to our position.
You click the Start DNS test button , at that time it will do speed tests. The DNS that are in the first places of the list, are the ones that have yielded optimal results.
- Marks or copies the DNS
- You go to the main window or start menu
- Look in the list for the DNS that you copied and want to use
- And you click the Apply DNS button and voila ..!
Both procedures are simple. We hope that with all this wealth of information you can take advantage of it and we have contributed to providing you with an economical option so that you can solve your slow internet connection. If you want to share your experience by following these tips, you can write to us!