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This guide will show you how to manually configure your Mac computer with other DNS server addresses.
1. Set the DNS server addresses
From the Apple menu, select System Preferences > Network.
In the sidebar, select the connection for which you want to change the DNS server settings. Click Advanced…
Select the DNS tab. Click + and enter 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206. These are the addresses for secure Cloudflare DNS servers.
Click OK > Apply.
2. Change ExpressVPN’s DNS settings
Open ExpressVPN. Click the hamburger menu (≡) > Preferences…
Select the Advanced tab, uncheck the box for Only use ExpressVPN DNS servers while connected.
A note about PPPoE
If you are connecting to your ISP via a PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet) connection, set the DNS servers on the PPPoE connection itself, then restart your computer for the DNS settings to take effect.