How to change DNS settings in Windows

To change the DNS server settings on Windows, please follow these instructions:

  1. Disconnect the VPN.
  2. If applicable, please uncheck the DNS Leak Protection option in the client settings and save.
  3. Go into your Start Menu, choose Run. Type this into the search box and press enter:
    ncpa.cpl
  4. In the Network Connections window that appears, locate the Ethernet/Wifi network adapter you connect to the internet with.
  5. Select that network adapter, right click it and choose Properties.
  6. Under the Networking tab, select the TCP/IP(v4) and then click Properties.
  7. Ensure that "Obtain an IP address automatically" is enabled.
  8. Change "Obtain DNS server address automatically" to "Use the following DNS server address".
  9. Enter 209.222.18.222 for the Preferred DNS server.
  10. Enter 209.222.18.218 for the Alternate DNS server.
  11. Click OK and go back to the Network Configurations window.
  12. Select the TAP adapter, right-click it and choose Properties.
  13. Select TCP/IP(v4) and choose Properties.
  14. Set the same DNS servers as above for this interface as well.
  15. Apply the changes by clicking OK out of all available configuration windows.

You may need to reboot your computer for all the changes to fully take effect

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