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Windows 7 DNS Setup

Step-by-step guide

1. Navigate to the SafeDNS Dashboard > Settings and copy your IP address in the "Enter an IP address or DynDNS" box. Click "Add".

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2. From the Taskbar pane, right-click on the Wi-Fi (or LAN) icon and select Open Network and Sharing Center:

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3. Select Change adapter settings.

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4. Right-click on the current internet connection, and select Properties. If the system shows the security notification, click Yes.

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5. We recommend disabling Internet Protocol Version 6. This will simplify the installation process and will have no effect on the quality of your internet connection. After that, select  Internet Protocol Version 4, and click on Properties.

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6. Select the option Use the following DNS server addresses, enter the following SafeDNS addresses:

Preferred DNS server:
Alternate DNS server:

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7.  Click the OK button to save your settings, and Close the network properties window.

You have successfully configured the SafeDNS service for Windows 7.


Please note that Windows may still be using the addresses saved in the local DNS cache. It is recommended to clean the cache by following these steps:

1. Press "Start"

2. Search for "cmd" and open the suggested application

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3. Enter and run the following command in the opened window ipconfig /flushdns

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Learn more about how to clear DNS cache.

Please note that settings take 5-7 minutes to apply.
Stats and filtering status update every 10 minutes.