Take one Good DNS can make the difference between a good gaming experience and an excellent one, the reason? Internet connection speed and stability. This allows downloads, updates and, of course, the time to play faster, easier and in real time.
So, connect your PS4 or Xbox One to a good DNS server It’s something we need to know how to do. Now, what exactly is DNS? This is a question we need to address before we can continue.
DNS, what are these?
Domain name or DNS system refers to servers that function as a kind of database in which network domain information is stored. Each Internet service provider has its own DNS with which the client’s IP address works for an automatic connection.
Now, when we connect to a new DNS server, our benefits improve especially, especially for online games. Of course, to make this change, you need to know the gateway, IP, and DNS of your router. You can even modify or configure DNS servers.
What are the benefits of using other DNS servers?
As already mentioned, the use of other DNS servers gives us a higher connection speed, which will not only allow us to perform downloads in less time. We will also have a response in less time to load the games. But that’s not all.
Alternative DNS is also more stable, so your interaction in the game is real-time. In addition, many of the alternative DNS provide access to domains that are blocked by your geographic or geolocation location, parental controls, and phishing protection.
What are the best DNS for PS4 and Xbox One?
There are hundreds of alternative DNS servers, and all this will improve your connection and experience, offering a wide variety of benefits to the user. Now, some stand out as the most recommended by expert players.
Google DNS (126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52) are among those that offer a more complete package, in addition to the fact that they have a higher level of confidentiality, which translates into more security. A very valuable point when connecting to the Internet. There are usually some errors, but they can be fixed.
OpenDNS Home (184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11) stands out for being one of the most recommended, not only for its excellent level of security, with custom filters, but also for high speed. It also has a paid option with which you get additional benefits.
IBM Quad9 (18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124) has gained a lot of ground as one of the favorites among experts, especially for its level of security, as it keeps very little personal information from the user.
Cloudflare (126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52) these DNS delete our data every 24 hours, including our IP address, so its security level is very good. In addition, the speed of its connection is excellent.
As already mentioned, there are hundreds of DNS so we can choose the one that works best for us. And while we can’t leave you all in this article, we can mention a few to have more options. Some of these are:
- Level 3: 184.108.40.206/220.127.116.11
- OpenNic: 18.104.22.168/22.214.171.124
- FreeDNS – 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52
- PuntCAT: 184.108.40.206
- SafeDNS – 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168
- UltraDNS – 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199
- Norton ConnectSafe DNS: 188.8.131.52/184.108.40.206
How to change the DNS of PS4 or Xbox One
For starters, the first thing to do is access the «Settings» menu. There, we will locate where it says «Network» and pressing, we will select the option «Set up your internet connection”.
Once there, we need to locate the connection we have for our console, that is, «WiFi or cable”. Remember that we can set up a PS4 on the Internet with a Wi-Fi or mobile network.
In the menu that we will have next, we will find that the IP address is in «Automatic». Confirmed this, we will go to «DHCPAnd we will select «Do not specify».
Finally, we come to “DNS settings«, Where we have to choose the option that says» Manual mode «. Once this is done, we continue to place the alternate DNS server number that we have selected. We can put a secondary DNS if we want.
In the end, restart console, for the changes to take effect. We are ready for a faster and more secure internet connection!