DNS is an important component of the Internet as it converts human readable web address to their respective IP addresses. Usually, these DNS services are provided by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and they’re often not that great.
Fortunately, there are several third party DNS services available on the Internet and you can configure them in your Windows system. But the catch is that manually changing DNS in your Windows network settings requires some technical knowledge as it is buried deep inside, and remembering all those third party DNS service IP addresses is just a pain in the neck. And that is what DNS Jumper is for.
Using DNS Jumper to Change DNS
DNS Jumper is a free and portable application which you can use to easily switch between different DNS services in Windows. DNS Jumper provides a pre-populated list of DNS services like OpenDNS, Google Public DNS, Comodo Secure DNS, etc.
To change your DNS service, select your “Network Adapter”, choose a DNS service from the dropdown list and click on the “Apply DNS” button. That’s all it takes to change DNS using DNS Jumper. Once set, you can also check the response time of that DNS service by clicking the “Check response time” button.
If you want to change to a DNS service that is not in the list, you can do so by selecting the check box “manual DNS server” and entering the DNS service IP addresses in the blanks below.
If you want to save those manually entered DNS addresses for future use, just click on that little gear icon next to “Choose a DNS server.” Here, enter the name of your choice and click on the “Add” button to add that DNS service to the list of pre-populated ones. Aside from adding a new service, you can also delete any existing services by clicking on the “Delete” button.
Besides choosing different DNS services, you can also check the response time of those services to select the fastest. To do that, click on the “Fastest DNS” button. This action will open another window where you have to click the “Find Fastest DNS” button. As soon as you click the button, DNS Jumper will test and show you the results. Just click on the “Apply Fastest DNS” to apply the fastest service. If you want to mix and match different DNS services, you can do so by selecting the check box “Mixed”.
If you think your Internet connection is acting crazy, or if you are experiencing DNS errors, then click on the “Flush DNS” button to clear the DNS cache as this may help you solve any DNS errors.
Simply put, DNS Jumper helps you jump between different DNS services with a single click. Just give it a shot and it won’t disappoint you. So what do you think of this free tool, Is there anything better than this? Do share your thoughts via the comments form below.