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Let’s go back into the basics on how our devices interact with the internet in order to display the information we see in a normal browser or a mobile app. Almost everything on the internet starts with a DNS (Domain Name Server) request. It is a process where it involves converting a hostname such as kevinvillaruz.com into a computer-friendly IP address like 134.209.107.81 which my website is using for example. Imagine just going to google and we have to type 216.58.207.110 and that is so impractical. The DNS is the phonebook of the internet.

Cons

Unfortunately, DNS is usually slow and insecure by default. Your Internet Service Provider might be seeing which site you are visiting and apps you use. And horrifyingly, some of these DNS providers are selling the data they have collected from you to the marketers where they use it to target you with ads. That’s creepy!

Pros

And Gladly, a team from CloudFlare built the internet’s fastest DNS Directory. I have used Google DNS, Cisco Open DNS, and others to test them out but only this DNS server built by CloudFlare where I noticed the difference in speed. Because that’s a whopping 14.96ms response time!

Here’s how you can install CloudFlare DNS server on your devices:
  1. Go to Settings > Wifi
  2. In the list of your networks, tap the (i) icon next to the wifi signal icon.
  3. Scroll to the Bottom and you’ll see Configure DNS. It is set to automatic by default so you have to switch to manual and swipe left to delete the existing entry (192.168…) then add these: 1.) 1.1.1.1  2.) 1.0.0.1 . Tap save on the top-right corner and you’re done.

1. Go to “Settings” → “Network & Internet” → “Advanced” → “Private DNS”.

2. Select Private DNS provider hostname.

3. Enter 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1 as the hostname of the DNS provider. Tap Save.

  1. Click Apple > System Preferences > Network.
    If the lock icon in the lower left-hand corner of the window is locked, click the icon to make changes, and when prompted to authenticate, enter your password.
  2. Select the connection for which you want to configure CloudFlare DNS. For example:
    To change the settings for an Ethernet connection, select Built-In Ethernet, and click Advanced.
    To change the settings for a wireless connection, select Airport, and click Advanced.
  3. Select the DNS tab.
    Click + to replace any listed addresses with, or add, the Google IP addresses at the top of the list:
    For IPv4: 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1 (for redundancy
    For IPv6: 2606:4700:4700::1111 and  2606:4700:4700::1001 (for redundancy)
  4. Click Apply > OK.
  1. Click on the Start menu, then click on Control Panel.
  2. Click on Network and Internet.
  3. Click on Change Adapter Settings.
  4. Right click on the Wi-Fi network you are connected to, then click Properties.
  5. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (or Version 6 if desired).
  6. Click Properties.
  7. Write down any existing DNS server entries for future reference.
  8. Click Use The Following DNS Server Addresses.
  9. Replace those addresses with the 1.1.1.1 DNS addresses:
    For IPv4: 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1
    For IPv6: 2606:4700:4700::1111 and 2606:4700:4700::1001
    Click OK, then Close.
  10. Restart your browser.

Your router’s configuration may vary. Consult your manual for more information.

  1. Connect to your preferred wireless network.
  2. Enter your router’s gateway IP address in your browser.
  3. If prompted, fill in your username and password. This information may be labeled on the router.
  4. In your router’s configuration page, locate the DNS server settings.
  5. Write down any existing DNS server entries for future reference.
  6. Replace those addresses with the 1.1.1.1 DNS addresses:
    For IPv4: 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1
    For IPv6: 2606:4700:4700::1111 and 2606:4700:4700::1001
  7. Save your settings, then restart your browser.

Let’s go back into the basics on how our devices interact with the internet in order to display the information we see in a normal browser or a mobile app. Almost everything on the internet starts with a DNS (Domain Name Server) request. It is a process where it involves converting a hostname such as kevinvillaruz.com into a computer-friendly IP address like 134.209.107.81 which my website is using for example. Imagine just going to google and we have to type 216.58.207.110 and that is so impractical. The DNS is the phonebook of the internet.

Cons

Unfortunately, DNS is usually slow and insecure by default. Your Internet Service Provider might be seeing which site you are visiting and apps you use. And horrifyingly, some of these DNS providers are selling the data they have collected from you to the marketers where they use it to target you with ads. That’s creepy!

Pros

And Gladly, a team from CloudFlare built the internet’s fastest DNS Directory. I have used Google DNS, Cisco Open DNS, and others to test them out but only this DNS server built by CloudFlare where I noticed the difference in speed. Because that’s a whopping 14.96ms response time!

Here’s how you can install CloudFlare DNS server on your devices:
  1. Go to Settings > Wifi
  2. In the list of your networks, tap the (i) icon next to the wifi signal icon.
  3. Scroll to the Bottom and you’ll see Configure DNS. It is set to automatic by default so you have to switch to manual and swipe left to delete the existing entry (192.168…) then add these: 1.) 1.1.1.1  2.) 1.0.0.1 . Tap save on the top-right corner and you’re done.

1. Go to “Settings” → “Network & Internet” → “Advanced” → “Private DNS”.

2. Select Private DNS provider hostname.

3. Enter 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1 as the hostname of the DNS provider. Tap Save.

  1. Click Apple > System Preferences > Network.
    If the lock icon in the lower left-hand corner of the window is locked, click the icon to make changes, and when prompted to authenticate, enter your password.
  2. Select the connection for which you want to configure CloudFlare DNS. For example:
    To change the settings for an Ethernet connection, select Built-In Ethernet, and click Advanced.
    To change the settings for a wireless connection, select Airport, and click Advanced.
  3. Select the DNS tab.
    Click + to replace any listed addresses with, or add, the Google IP addresses at the top of the list:
    For IPv4: 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1 (for redundancy
    For IPv6: 2606:4700:4700::1111 and  2606:4700:4700::1001 (for redundancy)
  4. Click Apply > OK.
  1. Click on the Start menu, then click on Control Panel.
  2. Click on Network and Internet.
  3. Click on Change Adapter Settings.
  4. Right click on the Wi-Fi network you are connected to, then click Properties.
  5. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (or Version 6 if desired).
  6. Click Properties.
  7. Write down any existing DNS server entries for future reference.
  8. Click Use The Following DNS Server Addresses.
  9. Replace those addresses with the 1.1.1.1 DNS addresses:
    For IPv4: 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1
    For IPv6: 2606:4700:4700::1111 and 2606:4700:4700::1001
    Click OK, then Close.
  10. Restart your browser.

Your router’s configuration may vary. Consult your manual for more information.

  1. Connect to your preferred wireless network.
  2. Enter your router’s gateway IP address in your browser.
  3. If prompted, fill in your username and password. This information may be labeled on the router.
  4. In your router’s configuration page, locate the DNS server settings.
  5. Write down any existing DNS server entries for future reference.
  6. Replace those addresses with the 1.1.1.1 DNS addresses:
    For IPv4: 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1
    For IPv6: 2606:4700:4700::1111 and 2606:4700:4700::1001
  7. Save your settings, then restart your browser.

And you’re all set! Your device now has faster, more private DNS servers.

If you find this helpful, please share this to your family and friends! Happy fast and secured browsing! 😉

 

-Kevin Villaruz

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And you’re all set! Your device now has faster, more private DNS servers.

If you find this helpful, please share this to your family and friends! Happy fast and secured browsing! 😉

 

-Kevin Villaruz

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