Simple ways to view DNS address in Windows 10

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15 December 2015 For Management

In computer terminology, DNS stands for Domain Name System. When we enter a name (domain name) of any website into a web browser, the DNS servers translate the domain name into the corresponding IP address of that website. DNS helps to check website and domain name email settings.

Public DNS servers can be accessed using IPv4 or IPv6 addresses. For example, the domain name www.syntax.com translates to the addresses 92.213.72.146 (IPv4) and 1120: 346: 1657: 3b: 13ad: 1894: 2123: bc8 (IPv6). Most DNS servers are free. Google DNS is the domain name system most used by users.



The following steps in this article will show you different methods to verify DNS address in Windows 10:

Method 1: via command prompt

Click on the "search bar" next to the "start icon". Enter "cmd" in the search bar and press the Enter key. This will open the “Command Prompt” window.

Digita “ipconfig /all “(without double quotes) and press the Enter key.

You can check if there are DNS servers connected to your computer. They will have an IPv4 or IPv6 address depending on the connection provided by the Internet Service Provider (ISP).

Method 2: through the Network and Sharing Center

To verify the DNS address with the help of the Network and Sharing Center, you need to follow a few steps:

Step 1:

Type “network and sharing” in the Windows search bar and click on the first option provided. This will open the “Network and Sharing Center” window.


Step 2:

Click "Ethernet" if you are connected via LAN to access the Internet. Otherwise, you can click “Wireless Network Connection” (Wi-Fi) if you are connected to access the Internet.



Step 3:

Click "Details" in the "Ethernet Status" window to view the "Internet Connection Details".

Step 4:

Now you can see your PC's DNS server address from here (IPv4 and IPv6 addresses).

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