In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to speed up your internet connection for free, without any hardware or software, in less than a minute.

This is a Windows 10 tutorial, but you can do this on other versions of Windows aswell.

This is not a guaranteed way to speed up your internet connection, but in most cases it will work and you will notice the difference (I did). Not only does it make browsing the internet faster, it makes it safer too.

Its all about choosing the best DNS settings. Basically, nearly everything you do online starts by looking up an IP address from a Domain Name Server (DNS). So the faster this is, the faster your internet will be. More details about DNS below. 🙂

Let’s get started.

Step 1: On your PC, press the Windows key on your keyboard and type “Network status” then press Enter.

How to speed up your internet connection for free
Step 2: Click on Change adapter options.

Step 3: Right click on the network adapter you’re using to connect to the internet and go to Properties. In my case I’m using a wired connection so I’ll select my Ethernet cable.
Step 4: Double click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and go into its Properties.

Step 5: In the Properties window, make sure “Use the following DNS server addresses” is checked. Now set your Preferred DNS server to 1.1.1.1 and your Alternative DNS server to 1.0.0.1 then click OK.

That’s it! Using the internet should feel a lot faster now.

Now you know how to speed up your internet connection for free. For more information on how this works click here.

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