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Change your DNS servers on Windows 7+

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Here's how you can change the DNS servers on...

Windows 7,8.1,10

1. Right-click the network icon (or the Wi-Fi icon if you are connected to Wi-Fi) in the taskbar notification area and select Network and Sharing Center.

2. Select Change adapter options.

3. Right-click the TAP-NordVPN Windows adapter V9 and choose Properties.

4. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.

5. Select Use the following DNS server addresses and enter NordVPN's DNS addresses:

Preferred DNS server: 103.86.96.100
Alternate DNS server: 103.86.99.100

6. Repeat steps 3-5 for your physical network adapter, which will be called Ethernet or Wi-Fi (depending on which one you use).

And you're done! The DNS servers should have now been successfully set. 

 

On Windows 11

1. At the bottom of your screen, find and press on the magnifying glass icon

2. A window with a search bar will appear. Type in "Manage Network Adapter Settings" and open the matching result.

3. Find TAP-NordVPN Windows adapter V9, and click on it. More details will appear, including the option to "View additional properties". Press it.  

4. Next to "DNS server assignment" press the "Edit" button.   

5. In the small pop-up box, select "Manual".

6. Now, adjust the settings as follows:
IPv4 turned ON
Preferred DNS: 103.86.96.100
Alternate DNS: 103.86.99.100
IPv6 turned OFF

Then, press Save.


7. Repeat steps 3-6 for your physical network adapter, which will be called Ethernet or Wi-Fi (depending on which one you use)


Tip: Your VPN connection safety depends on your account password too. Don't forget to use a strong password on your account, as it will help you to avoid credential stuffing attacks and will keep your connections safe and uninterrupted.

As generating and remembering strong and secure passwords is not an easy task, we recommend downloading our free password manager — NordPass. It generates secure passwords for you and stores them safely, letting you avoid time-wasting password resets in the future. 

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