Are you having a slow Internet speed and websites are taking too long to load with your Window 10 OS (laptop or PC). Then this guide will definitely help you to speed up your system.
Many websites are using CloudFlare CDN to speed up their websites and DNS also managed by CloudFlare so switching to CloudFlare DNS is the quick and easy way to speed your connection ISP and that too with privacy guarantee offered by them.
Here is a quick look what CloudFlare does to a website and why webmasters use it
How to configure CloudFlare DNS 18.104.22.168 In Windows 10 PC and Laptop
Step 1 : In Windows search bar, search for “Control Panel”
Step 2 : Open up the control panel and if you are seeing a screen like this click on the up arrow as shown in the picture
Step 3 : Choose “View network status and tasks”
Step 4 : If you are using Ethernet or USB tethering from your mobile you can see like in the below picture and click on that “ Local area connection “
Step 5 : Click on “Properties” in the next window
Step 6 : Now select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and click on “Properties”
Step 7 : Now in the upcoming window if there any values written, just write it somewhere.
Step 8 : Copy these values and paste in the boxes like shown below and hit “OK”
- Preferred DNS Server : 22.214.171.124
- Alternate DNS Server : 126.96.36.199
Step 9 : Now scroll down and select “Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)” and select “Properties” and enter these values given below there also and click “OK”
- Preferred DNS Server : 2606:4700:4700::1111
- Alternate DNS Server : 2606:4700:4700::1001
Step 10 : Now just restart your browser and see the speed difference.
What if Internet is connected via Wi-Fi ?
The only difference is this and you can follow above steps to connect to 188.8.131.52
Is this DNS better than OpenDNS/Umbrella, Quad, Google, Neustar, Norton, SafeDNS ?
See the below picture
From the above picture its clear that 184.108.40.206 wins.
What about Privacy ?
All we can say is that it’s better than any other providers right now in the market. But they collect all these details and delete after 24hrs
- IP Version (IPv4 vs IPv6)
- Resolver IP address + Destination Port
- Protocol (TCP, UDP, TLS or HTTPS)
- Query Name
- Query Type
- Query Class
- Query Rd bit set
- Query Do bit set
- Query Size
- Query EDNS enabled
- EDNS Version
- EDNS Requested Max Buffer Size
- EDNS Nsid
- Response Type (normal, timeout, blocked)
- Response Code
- Response Size
- Records in Response
- Response Time in Milliseconds
- Response served from Cache
- DNSSEC Validation State (secure, insecure, bogus, indeterminate)
- PoP ID
- Server ID
- Autonomous System Number
To know more about privacy related issues visit this page : https://developers.cloudflare.com/220.127.116.11/commitment-to-privacy/privacy-policy/privacy-policy/
- Yes, with APNIC for auditing purposes ( like volume of DDoS attacks launched on the Internet and adoption of IPv6.) .
Why my Internet don’t work after changing to 18.104.22.168 ?
- 22.214.171.124 is new give it some time, some Comcast devices are having problems. If your internet don’t work just switch to default one.
Do all websites load faster ?
- It should load at a better speed.
What about uptime ?
- Till now 100%.
Can I use 126.96.36.199 in Android mobiles and tablets ?
- Yes, but setup is kind of difficult, instead use a VPN if privacy your preference.
Can I change DNS to 188.8.131.52 in windows 10 ?
- Yes, of course just follow the above steps and instead of 184.108.40.206 just enter 220.127.116.11 in the IPv4 field
Do I need to setup or follow above methods every time when I connect to Internet ?
- Nope, but if you are connecting to a different Wi-Fi you will have to repeat the above steps.
Does it support TLS and HTTPS ?
- Yes both are supported from the launch.
Hope now you know how to change your DNS in Windows 10
If you get stuck at any point just drop a comment and we will try to answer it ASAP.