How to speed up web surfing using DNS 1.1.1.1 for PC

DNS 1.1.1.1 is a domain name resolution service coming from CloudFlare with the advantage of speed and security of information coming from users. Right now I will guide you how to set up this DNS right on the computer (PC) the most simple offline!

Cloudflare has just launched DNS service 1.1.1.1. This solution promises to speed Internet access and security with a commitment to delete all DNS queries within 24 hours.

DNS is the solution provided by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to turn the domain name into a real IP address that the router and switch understand. It is an essential part of the Internet. Typically, the DNS of Internet service providers is slow and less secure.

The ISP or any Wi-Fi network you visit may use a DNS server to determine the entire site you visit, affecting your privacy. DNS is also the top choice for accessing some blocked sites in many countries, such as Facebook or Twitter.

Cloudflare has partnered with APNIC (Asia-Pacific Network Information Center) to provide DNS services 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1. “We talked with APNIC about how to create a speedy and secure DNS system,” said Cloud Prince CEO Matthew Prince.

Cloudflare’s DNS will support TLS and HTTPS protocols. According to statistics from dnsperf.com, Cloudflare’s new DNS has a global response time of 14 m, faster than OpenDNS (20 ms) and Google DNS (34 ms), making it the fastest DNS for most users.

This is not the first time the company has improved the site with their services.

Several years ago, Cloudflare deployed Universal SSL to install free SSL encryption for millions of websites, providing anti-DDoS tools to prevent denial of service attacks.

To switch to the new DNS, Windows users need to go to Control Panel> Network and Internet> Network and Sharing Center> Change adapter settings> Ethernet> Properties> select Internet Protocol Version 4> Use The Following DNS Server Addresses> then Enter the numbers 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1 in the upper and lower lines. Press OK to finish. With the IPv6 range, you do the same, but instead of 2606: 4700: 4700 :: 1111 and 2606: 4700: 4700 :: 1001.

For macOS, right-click on the Wi-Fi icon, select Open Network Preferences, click the name of the connected Wi-Fi, select Advance, browse to the DNS tab, click the + Add the two numbers 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1.

Change DNS 1.1.1.1 on your PC

Step 1: In the taskbar of your computer, right click on the network icon (applies also for Wi-Fi case)> Select “Open Network and Sharing Center”.

Step 2: Select “Local Area Connection” if using wired network or “Wireless Network Connection” if using Wi-Fi network.

Step 3: Select next “Properties”> Double click (2 left mouse button) to “Internet Protocol Version 4”.

Step 4: Switch DNS from “Obtain DNS server address automatically” to “Use the following DNS server addresses” status.

Step 5: Enter your DNS server information as suggested below:

  • Preferred DNS server: 1.1.1.1
  • Alternate DNS server: 1.0.0.1

When done click OK to save the DNS settings, it is very simple right. Wish you success and do not forget to share with friends if it is useful offline.