How to Set Google DNS on Your Mac OS X Computer

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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:

 

8.8.8.8

8.8.4.4

 

 

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

If you have any problems or need further assistance, please email us at support@my-private-network.co.uk. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible and try to help.