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How to change the DNS on PS4?

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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.

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Step 2: Go to Network.

Step 3: Select Set Up Internet Connection.

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

Step 5: Be sure to choose Custom setup.

Step 6: Select your WiFi network from the list.

Step 7: Under IP Address Settings, choose Automatic.

Step 8: Select Do Not Specify under DHCP Hostname.

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

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

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

Step 11: Choose Automatic under MTU Settings.

Step 12: Choose Do not use under Proxy Server.

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

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. 

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?

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here:

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