Changing NIC DNS settings

First, changing DNS settings is almost the same on all Linux distros, but I just love Ubuntu based distributions. As a second, why changing DNS settings anyway? There is so many reasons for YES and for NO.

The main question is where on Internet resides services you use? Close or far from you? I will discuss about this issue some other time.

Its common to use DNS that your ISP is forcing. But if you like to change you DNS, for instance to Google DNS, procedure is as follows. On desktop, in the upper right corner, pick options button and then option System Settings… (Slide 1.).

Changing NIC DNS settings

Slide 1.

In System Settings pick icon Network (Slide 2).

Changing NIC DNS settings

Slide 2.

In Network window take Options.. button in bottom right corner (Slide 3.).

Changing NIC DNS settings

Slide 3.

In Options… in DNS servers dialog enter IP address of Google DNS servers(4.2.2.2 or 8.8.8.8) (Slide 4.). Of course you can add more then one DNS server record to your settings. When you are finished save your settings and start to use your new DNS settings.

Changing NIC DNS settings

Slide 4.

List of public DNS severs you can find here.

I hope that this tutorial was informative to you and thank you for using this website.

Dejan Dzodan

Dejan Dzodan

IT professional for more then 15 years, mostly in financial institutions but with experience in ISP and retail. Proven in networking and overall infrastructure projects. Cisco instructor.

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