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What is "Force DNS" and why should you use it?



Forcing DNS means to manually configure the DNS server that a device uses to resolve domain names into IP addresses, rather than automatically obtaining the DNS server from an ISP or network. Why should you? Here is a few reasons.. To improve the speed and reliability of the DNS resolution process, to access geo-restricted content, or to bypass censorship, access blocked websites, and even help improve privacy.


To force DNS on a device, follow these steps: (Skip to below for windows 11 step by step)

  1. Determine the DNS server that you want to use. There are several public DNS servers available, such as Google Public DNS, Cloudflare, and OpenDNS.

  2. Go to the network settings on your device, which can usually be found in the control panel or system preferences.

  3. Select the network connection that you want to modify, and find the option to change the DNS server.

  4. Enter the IP addresses of the DNS server that you want to use, making sure to separate them with a comma if you are using more than one server.

  5. Save the changes and close the network settings.

  6. Test the new DNS configuration by visiting a website and checking if the domain name resolves correctly.


  1. Here are the steps to force DNS on Windows 11: Note: These steps may vary slightly depending on the version of Windows 11 you are using. You are using windows 11 right?.... 🙂

  2. Open the Windows Settings app by clicking on the Start button or pressing the Windows key.

  3. Click on the "Network & Internet" category.

  4. In the left-hand menu, select "Status."

  5. Under the "Change your network settings" section, click on "Change adapter options."

  6. Right-click on the network adapter that you want to modify and select "Properties."

  7. In the network adapter properties, click on "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" and then click on "Properties."

  8. In the IPv4 properties, select the "Use the following DNS server addresses" option.

  9. Enter the IP addresses of the DNS server that you want to use, separated by a comma if using multiple servers.

  10. Click OK to save the changes.

  11. Close the network adapter properties.

  12. Test the new DNS configuration by visiting a website and checking if the domain name resolves correctly.

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