DNS made the headlines recently when Cloudflare announced it's new 18.104.22.168 service promising speed and security. Google is another high-profile company that offers a free DNS, and in both cases, or with any others you could use, it'll likely be better than the one your ISP provides.
In the case of the PlayStation 4 you can apply a custom DNS directly to the console. It's not particularly obvious how to do it, but once you know where to look, it's pretty easy.
Here's what you need to know.
- Go to the settings menu on your console.
Next, select the set up internet connection option, regardless of whether you already have one set up on your console.
- Choose Wi-Fi or LAN depending on your preference.
Select the custom set up option.
- The next steps will refer to IP address and DHCP settings, if you have no preference choose the default for both.
When DNS settings appears, choose manual.
Enter the values for the primary and secondary DNS.
Now, once you complete the setup process, your console will be using the DNS you chose rather than an automatic one. It's important to remember that you need to follow these steps to apply the change to the console, you can't simply amend the DNS settings on your existing internet connection.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
Meet ARM's Cortex-X, the design that could create custom Pixel chips
Big and fast, slow and wide, or even both at the same time — ARM's Cortex-X program lets companies building ARM chips take part in the design process for a custom edge. It's also the system that could allow Google to make its own custom chips for Pixel phones.
These are the best apps for your Android device — period
It can be difficult to find the "right" app when surfing the Play Store simply due to the sheer number of options available. Regardless of what type of app you're looking for, there's an app that can help make your life easier.
Daily Coronavirus updates: Amazon redoubles COVID-19 testing efforts
COVID-19 has caused untold devastation around the globe, with entire industries shutting down in the wake of the virus. Here's how coronavirus is affecting the tech industry.
Should you upgrade your headphones for PlayStation VR?
Sony's VR headset supports a lot of different audio options, but choosing the right headphones for VR is important.