Nearly everything on the Internet starts with a DNS request. DNS is the Internet’s directory. Click on a link, open an app, send an email and the first thing your device does is ask the directory: Where can I find this?

Unfortunately, by default, DNS is usually slow and insecure. Your ISP, and anyone else listening in on the Internet, can see every site you visit and every app you use — even if their content is encrypted. Creepily, some DNS providers sell data about your Internet activity or use it to target you with ads.

We think that’s gross. If you do too, now there’s an alternative: 1.1.1.1

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Setting up 1.1.1.1 takes two minutes and requires no technical skill or special software. Even if you’re a computer novice, pick your device below for an easy-to-follow setup guide.

Click on the Start menu, then click on Control Panel.


Click on Network and Internet.


Click on Change Adapter Settings.


Right click on the Wi-Fi network you are connected to, then click Properties.


Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (or Version 6 if desired).


Click Properties.


Write down any existing DNS server entries for future reference.


Click Use The Following DNS Server Addresses.


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.


Restart your browser.


You’re all set! Your device now has faster, more private DNS servers ✌️✌️

Linux


Setting up 1.1.1.1 takes two minutes and requires no technical skill or special software. Even if you’re a computer novice, pick your device below for an easy-to-follow setup guide.

While these steps are for Ubuntu, most Linux distributions configure DNS settings through the Network Manager. Alternatively, your DNS settings can be specified in /etc/resolv.conf

Click the Applications icon on the left menu bar.


Click Settings, then Network.


Find your internet connection on the right pane, then click the gear icon.


Click the IPv4 or IPv6 tab to view your DNS settings.


Set the “Automatic” toggle on the DNS entry to Off.


Provide the 1.1.1.1 DNS addresses in the DNS entries field:


For IPv4: 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1


For IPv6: 2606:4700:4700::1111 and 2606:4700:4700::1001


Click Apply, then restart your browser.


You’re all set! Your device now has faster, more private DNS servers ✌️✌️

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