How to change the DNS Server setting on Xbox One to make it faster

DNS or Domain Name Server is a service which resolves website address to IP address. The later is the physical address of the computer from which anything is served on the internet. A DNS which resolves domain names faster is a better DNS. There are many DNS which now offers privacy as well. In this guide, we will see how to change the DNS Server setting on Xbox One to make it faster

What should be the DNS for Xbox One to make it faster

This is a tough question to answer, and there is no definite answer to this. It depends on your location, type of service with which you want to use, and so on. The best way is by trying it, and then figuring out the answer. There is nothing as best DNS for gaming as services are scattered, and they are heterogeneous in nature.

However, DNS Benchmark is a tool which can help you with this. We have written extensively on how you can optimize your DNS for faster internet experience You should read all about it, and then decide.

This tool keeps a record of public DNS services including Google DNS and CloudFare DNS which was recently added.  When you check the list, you will see them sorted based on ranks. Try some of the top recommendations to see which performs better for you.

Change Xbox One DNS server setting

change DNS Server setting on Xbox One

Now you know which DNS will work for you, and improve gaming speed and make the whole experience better. So, let’s take the next step, and change the DNS settings of Xbox One.

Open the guide by pressing the Xbox button on your controller.

Move right to the System tab > Settings > Network > Select Network settings.

Select Advanced settings.

Make a note of your existing DNS servers on this screen on a paper or on your phone. If things don’t go as expected, you can re-enter them again.

Select DNS settings, and then Select Manual.

Enter your new DNS servers. You will need to enter both primary, and secondary DNS settings to complete it.

Press B to exit the menu when you are done.

Xbox will start making connections to the internet, and Xbox Live services to make sure everything is work correctly. If you get a message that it’s not able to connect to the internet, time to re-check. Double check the numbers you entered in the DNS setting, and if it still doesn’t work, fall back to the old settings.

While you can apply the settings in the Router as well, if your goal is just for Xbox, change in Xbox Settings only. This way other devices which are connected to your router stay unaffected by the change.

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Ashish is a veteran Windows, and Xbox user who excels in writing tips, tricks, and features on it to improve your day to day experience with your devices.