Public DNS servers (Domain Name System) such as OpenDNS, Google Public DNS, Norton DNS, etc. can be used as an alternative to your ISP’s DNS server for faster and secure internet surfing. In addition to being very faster than your ISPs DNS sever (most often), they offer many security layers to protect your PC from internet threats and prevent browsing bottleneck to speed up page loading.
Though these public DNS servers are available free for everyone’s use, setting up them in Windows is not as easy as many think. Also, frequently changing among them is also a painstaking job. Here is how to solve both the issues with QuickSetDNS.
QuickSetDNS is a new tool from Nirsoft that allows you to easily change the DNS servers that are used for your Internet connection. You can set the desired DNS servers from the user interface, by choosing from a list of DNS servers that you defined, or from command-line, without displaying any user interface.
How to setup and use QuickSet DNS?
It supports all versions of Windows (both 32-bit and 64-bit) and doesn’t require any installation process. Just run the exe file, choose the desired DNS server and click ‘Set Active DNS’ option or click F2. That’s it!
By default, QuickSetDNS provides Google public DNS servers (126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52) and Automatic DNS. If the ‘Automatic DNS’ option is selected, then the DNS server information is received from your router automatically, using DHCP.