Often the internet connection shows the yellow warning on Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection in the tray icon even when the internet is working fine on other devices. This is not the internet issue but a conflict with the IP address or DNS address. It is a very easy fix as Google Provides its own DNS address which you can use with your ISP. There are a few simple steps that you can follow to change the DNS Settings.
DNS stands for Domain Name Server, it resolves the host and allows the computer to open a specific website. So the IP address is, it is a unique address which sends and receives the packets while browsing the internet. In case there is an IP conflict, you will also not be able to browse the internet and the same warning will show up on the tray icon. The browser requests the DNS to resolve the host into an IP address.
Changing the IP address and the DNS Settings on Windows 10
Windows 10 offers a very easy and quick way to change the DNS address of the computer. All you need is to follow a few simple steps to change the IP and DNS address.
- Open the Network and Internet Settings either from the context menu of the tray icon of Wi-Fi or ethernet or from the Control Panel.
- Open Adapter Options
- Open Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center and click on the Change Adapter Settings from the Left Panel.
- In Case you open the Network and Internet Settings from the Tray icon, You will find Change Adapter Options under Change your network settings section.
- It will open a new Network Connections window showing all the network adapters.
- Choose the Adapter you want to change the DNS address for, and open Properties from the context menu.
- A list of properties is there in “This connection uses the following items:” section. Choose Internet Protocol version 4 and click on Properties button
- It will show up a new window for providing custom DNS and IP settings.
- Click on “Use the following DNS server addresses:” Place 18.104.22.168 as Preferred DNS Server and 22.214.171.124 as the Alternate DNS Server. Click on Ok to provide custom DNS server.
- The changes will take effect as soon as you close the Ethernet Properties or Wi-Fi Properties.
Change the DNS settings from Command Line
You can also change the DNS settings from the Command Line. All it requires is to open Command Prompt CMD and run the following command to show the available network adapters:
wmic nic get NetConnectionID
Run netsh command for changing the network settings and press Enter
To Set the Primary DNS Server enter the command:
interface ip set dns name="ADAPTER-NAME" source="static" address="126.96.36.199"
The ADAPTER-NAME must be replaced by the actual adapter name. Now set the Alternate DNS Server with:
interface ip add dns name="ADAPTER-NAME" addr="188.8.131.52" index=2
As soon as you run the commands for DNS addresses, the DNS settings will automatically change.