How to Set Google DNS on Your Mac OS X Computer

Modified on: Wed, 6 Dec, 2017 at 11:10 AM

Step 1

Click on the Apple icon on the top-left side of your desktop and select System Preferences.

Step 2

Select Network.

Step 3

In the following screen, please ensure your current Internet connection is selected. In this example, we're connecting via Wi-Fi.

Once you've selected your current Internet connection, please click on Advanced.

Step 4

In the Advanced menu, please select DNS.

Step 5

Under DNS, you will see your default DNS server address, which will usually be your router IP address. 

Step 6

Click on the + sign at the bottom of the DNS Servers box and enter the following DNS addresses:

Once the DNS addresses have been added, click on OK.

Step 7 

Click on Apply to apply the saved settings.

Google DNS is now set on your Network settings in OS X.

If you wish to set a custom DNS on a different device or system, please refer to our article here:

How to Set Google DNS on your device / system

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