How to set up and use Cloudflare’s Public DNS on your PC & Mobile to Speed up your internet and Protect your Privacy online

Cloudflare has launched its Public DNS service for the internet users,which lets them enhance their privacy and Speed while browsing the internet,With the launch of the Internet’s fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service, Cloudflare aims to add an additional layer of privacy and security for the users,The Domain Name System (DNS) is the phonebook of the Internet, Humans access information online through domain names, like or, Web browsers interact through Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, DNS translates domain names to IP addresses so browsers can load Internet resources.

DNS is the directory of the Internet,Whenever you click on a link, send an email, open a mobile app, often one of the first things that has to happen is your device needs to look up the address of a domain, There are two sides of the DNS network: Authoritative (the content side) and Resolver (the consumer side),Every device that connects to the Internet needs a DNS resolver, By default, these resolvers are automatically set by whatever network you’re connecting to, So, for most Internet users, when they connect to an ISP, or a coffee shop wifi hot spot, or a mobile network then the network operator will dictate what DNS resolver to use.

The problem is that these DNS services are often slow and not privacy respecting, What many Internet users don’t realize is that even if you’re visiting a website that is encrypted — has the little green lock in your browser — that doesn’t keep your DNS resolver from knowing the identity of all the sites you visit,That means, by default, your ISP, every wifi network you’ve connected to, and your mobile network provider have a list of every site you’ve visited while using them.

Setting Up Cloudflare’s Public DNS for your Internet:-

Windows PC-

  • Click Start > Control panel and Goto Network and Sharing Center,
  • From here click on “Change Adapter settings”,Right Click on your Connected WiFi network and select properties,
  • Scroll down ,to See IPV4 (Internet Protocol version 4) and IPV6 (Internet Protocol version 6)
  • Initially Select IPV4 and click properties and select “Use the following DNS address”
  • Input the DNS as and in first and second box respectively,
  • Save the settings and Click Ok,
  • Now do the same for IPV6 (Internet Protocol version 6) select it ,click properties
  • Input the following DNS addresses,in First and second box respectively,
    For IPv6: 2606:4700:4700::1111 and 2606:4700:4700::1001


  • Head over to System preferences,
  • Search for DNS servers and select it from the dropdown,
  • Click on the “+” button and add to DNS,
  • Next click “+” again and input ,click ok and apply.


  • Linux users need to use Network manager,
  • Here select IPV4 and IPV6,to view your DNS,
  • Set automatic toggle on the DNS entry as off,
  • Provide the following DNS and click save followed by a browser restart.
    For IPv4: and
    For IPv6: 2606:4700:4700::1111 and 2606:4700:4700::1001


  • Head over to Settings > WiFi,
  • Click and hold on your WiFi connection & Select Modify network config option,
  • Now tick show advanced options,Scroll down and select IP address as static,
  • Keep other fields same,scroll down to DNS 1 and input
  • Then goto DNS 2 and input
  • Click save and connect.


  • Head over to WiFi and Click your Preferred network from the list,
  • Click configure DNS and Select the manual option,
  • If their are any entries ,click – button to delete them,
  • Finally click on add server and type
  • Click again add server and type
  • Done now save these settings.

The power of the Cloudflare network gives a natural advantage in terms of delivering speedy DNS queries,Since it has been deployed on Cloudflare’s 1000+ servers worldwide, users anywhere in the world will get a quick response from; in addition to this, these servers have access to the over 7 million domains on the Cloudflare platform, making queries for those domains lightning-fast.

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