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This guide will show you how to manually configure your Mac computer with other DNS server addresses.
Manually configuring your Mac computer with other DNS server addresses can help you access blocked sites and enjoy faster speeds. To do so:
- From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.
- In the System Preferences window, click on Network.
- In the left-hand navigation bar, select the connection through which you connect to the internet and click Advanced.
- Select the DNS tab. Then, under DNS Servers, select and remove (-) existing addresses. Finally, add (+) Google’s DNS server addresses:
Your screen should look like this:
- Click OK.
- Restart your computer and try connecting again.
If adding Google’s DNS did not work for you, repeat the above steps but use the addresses for Neustar DNS Advantage (220.127.116.11 or 18.104.22.168) or Level 3 DNS (22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, 220.127.116.11, or 18.104.22.168) instead.
Note: If you’re connecting to your ISP via a PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet) connection, then set the DNS servers on the PPPoE connection itself and then restart your computer for the DNS settings to take effect.
If you are encountering further issues, including trying to access certain websites and services, contact the ExpressVPN Support Team for immediate assistance.