How Do I Find My DNS Server List?


Larry Thompson

If you want to find your DNS server list, there are a few different methods you can use. DNS (Domain Name System) is responsible for translating domain names into IP addresses, allowing computers to communicate with each other over the internet. By finding your DNS server list, you can gain insights into how your internet connection is configured and troubleshoot any network issues that may arise.

Method 1: Using Command Prompt

One way to find your DNS server list is by using the Command Prompt on Windows. Here’s how:

  1. Open a Command Prompt window by pressing Win + R, typing cmd, and hitting Enter.

  2. In the Command Prompt window, type ipconfig /all and press Enter.

  3. A long list of information will appear. Scroll down until you find the section labeled “DNS Servers“. This section will show the IP addresses of your primary and secondary DNS servers.

Method 2: Using Network Settings (Windows)

If you prefer a graphical interface, you can also find your DNS server list through the network settings on Windows:

  1. Click on the “Start” button and go to “Settings“.

  2. In the Settings window, click on “Network & Internet“.

  3. In the left sidebar, select “Ethernet” or “Wi-Fi“, depending on your connection type.

  4. Scroll down and click on “Change adapter options“.

  5. Right-click on your active network connection and select “Properties“.

  6. In the Properties window, scroll down and double-click on “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)“.

  7. A new window will open. Select the option “Use the following DNS server addresses“. The IP addresses listed here are your DNS servers.

Method 3: Using Network Preferences (Mac)

If you’re using a Mac, you can find your DNS server list through the Network preferences:

  1. Click on the Apple menu in the top-left corner of your screen and select “System Preferences“.

  2. In System Preferences, click on “Network“.

  3. Select your active network connection from the left sidebar (e.g., Wi-Fi or Ethernet).

  4. Click on “Advanced..” in the bottom-right corner.

  5. In the Advanced settings, navigate to the “DNS” tab. Here, you’ll find a list of DNS servers under “DNS Servers”.

By following any of these methods, you can easily find your DNS server list and gain valuable information about your internet connection. This knowledge can be helpful for troubleshooting network issues or configuring custom DNS settings.


If you’re using a router, the DNS server addresses provided by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) may be automatically assigned to your devices. In that case, you’ll find the DNS server list on your router’s configuration page instead.

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