Your internet service provider’s DNS might work OK, but if you’re looking for more speed and security, it’s not the best choice. No matter what ISP I use, I never fail to change the DNS on every machine I use. Why? Most service providers offer a slower and less secure DNS. For example. I’ve yet to find an ISP that uses Secure DNS, which allows me to browse the internet with considerably more privacy and security. Secure DNS achieves this by encrypting all of my searches, so they aren’t readable by anyone who might be snooping on my data packets.
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On top of that, I’ve always found third-party DNS providers to be much faster than the common ISP DNS servers.
You might think that configuring a specific DNS server on your Chromebook would be a task beyond your skills. Believe it or not, you can do it — and I’m going to show you how.
How to configure specific DNS servers on your Chromebook
What you’ll need: The only thing you’ll need for this is a Chromebook with an updated version of Chrome OS. Make sure to always keep your operating system up-to-date, so you always have the latest features and (more importantly) the latest security and bug fixes.
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Once you’ve configured the name servers, you’re done. You can close Settings and enjoy faster, more secure searches on your Chromebook.
And that’s all you need to do to give your Chromebook a speed and security boost to your web browser and the queries it sends out.