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How to change the DNS on PS4?

Consoles have come a long way from being the clunky CD eating machines they once were. Now most games and distributed digitally and multiplayer experiences make the most of our games.

All this means that internet speeds are crucial to the entire experience. For those of you who would want a bit more control, changing your DNS can have an impact on your internet speed, making sure you make the most out of what you’re getting.

In this article, we’re going over how you can change the DNS on your PS4.

Also read: How to find the Mac address on PS4?

Changing DNS on the PS4

The process is quite easy and if you’ve connected your PS4 to a WiFi or LAN network before, you’ve come quite close. Follow the steps below.

Step 1: Head over to your console’s Settings.

How to change the DNS on PS4? | Candid.Technology

Step 2: Go to Network.

How to change the DNS on PS4? | Candid.Technology

Step 3: Select Set Up Internet Connection.

Step 4: Choose your connection type. We’re proceeding with WiFi but LAN always works best.

How to change the DNS on PS4? | Candid.Technology

Step 5: Be sure to choose Custom setup.

How to change the DNS on PS4? | Candid.Technology

Step 6: Select your WiFi network from the list.

How to change the DNS on PS4? | Candid.Technology

Step 7: Under IP Address Settings, choose Automatic.

How to change the DNS on PS4? | Candid.Technology

Step 8: Select Do Not Specify under DHCP Hostname.

How to change the DNS on PS4? | Candid.Technology

Step 9: When asked about your DNS settings, choose Manual.

How to change the DNS on PS4? | Candid.Technology

Step 10: You’ll now be asked to enter your primary and secondary DNS. There are many DNS providers you can choose from, including the likes of Google, Yandex, Cloudflare, and FreeDNS. You’ll find their DNS addresses in the table below.

DNS NamePrimary AddressSecondary Address
Google8.8.8.88.8.4.4
Yandex77.88.8.877.88.8.1
Cloudflare1.1.1.11.0.0.1
FreeDNS37.253.1.17437.253.1.177

For the purpose of this article, we’re going with Google’s DNS settings. Go ahead and enter 8.8.8.8 as the Primary DNS and 8.8.4.4 as the secondary DNS

How to change the DNS on PS4? | Candid.Technology

Step 11: Choose Automatic under MTU Settings.

How to change the DNS on PS4? | Candid.Technology

Step 12: Choose Do not use under Proxy Server.

How to change the DNS on PS4? | Candid.Technology

Step 13: Click on the Test Internet Connection button to check all your settings and make sure everything is running as it should.

How to change the DNS on PS4? | Candid.Technology

The console will automatically run a connection test and report back with upload and download speeds. You could see an improvement here as compared to the automatic DNS you were using. 

How to change the DNS on PS4? | Candid.Technology

Note that these speeds are only estimates and actual speeds would vary depending on your internet connection, connected server and current traffic. 

Also read: How to change the region on PS4?

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