How do I find out what my DNS server is?

Answered by Willian Lymon

To find out what your DNS server is, you can use the following methods:

1. Windows:
– Open the Command Prompt by pressing the Windows key + R, then type “cmd” and hit Enter.
– In the Command Prompt window, type “ipconfig /all” and press Enter.
– Look for the “DNS Servers” line under your network adapter settings. This will display the IP addresses of your DNS servers.

2. Mac:
– Click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner and select “System Preferences.”
– Choose the “Network” option.
– Select your active network connection (Wi-Fi or Ethernet) from the left sidebar.
– Click on the “Advanced” button in the bottom-right corner.
– Go to the “DNS” tab, and you will see the IP addresses of your DNS servers listed.

3. Linux:
– Open the Terminal.
– Type the command “cat /etc/resolv.conf” and press Enter.
– This will display the DNS server IP addresses configured on your system.

4. Router Settings:
– Connect to your router by typing its IP address into your web browser’s address bar. The default IP address is often mentioned on the router itself or in the user manual.
– Enter your router’s username and password, if prompted.
– Look for the DNS settings in the router’s configuration page. The specific location may vary depending on your router’s manufacturer and firmware.
– The DNS server IP addresses will be listed in the DNS settings section.

5. Mobile Devices:
– Android: Open the Settings menu, then tap on “Wi-Fi.” Long-press on your connected network and select “Modify Network” or “Network Settings.” Tap on “Show Advanced Settings” and look for the DNS settings.
– iOS: Go to the Settings app, tap on “Wi-Fi,” and then tap the (i) icon next to your connected network. Scroll down and tap on “Configure DNS.” Choose “Manual” and add the DNS server IP addresses.

Remember that your DNS server can be set by your internet service provider or manually configured on your device or router.