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How to Change/Configure DNS Server on Mac OS X Yosemite

On March, 2015. Posted in How to, Mac OS X

There are a number of reasons why you should be applying a third-party DNS server instead of the a supplied by your ISP (Internet Service Provider). Getting a third-party DNS server, such as Google DNS or OpenDNS, how to perform is very simple with few steps.

There may be a number of DNS servers available for the community to use, the tutorial below illustrates how you can perform to change two of the popular DNS servers (Google DNS and OpenDNS) on your Macbook.

How to Change/Configure DNS with Google DNS or OpenDNS

DNS

In the main interface of the Mac OS X, choose the Apple icon in the System Preferences... 

how to change dns mac yosemite

Choose at Network.

how to change dns mac yosemite

Select the Locks icon

how to change dns mac yosemite

Type your Password's Macbook >> Press Enter or select Unlock button.

how to change dns mac yosemite
After you have successfully unlocked. You must now be on a screen which shows all the network connections your Mac has, containing your WiFi Adapter, Bluetooth, Thunderbolt,.... Choose your existing WiFi network. Then, Click the "Advanced" button located in the bottom-right corner.

how to change dns mac yosemite
Select DNS Tab.

how to change dns mac yosemite

  • To remove the old DNS, you choose ( - ) button.
  • To add a new DNS, you choose to ( + ) button >> Then, type the new DNS.

how to change dns mac yosemite

I usually use:

Google's DNS

8.8.8.8

8.8.4.4

or

4.2.2.3

4.2.2.4

OpenDNS

208.67.222.222

208.67.220.220

Final, select OK to save your configure.

Good Luck!