Cloudflare DNS is a free DNS resolver that anyone can use for free. The company claims it to be the world’s fastest and the most private service while your ISP’s DNS servers are usually much more slow and insecure. 18.104.22.168 – is the primary IP address of Cloudflare private and fast DNS. 22.214.171.124 is the IP of their secondary DNS server. If you use IPv6 you should type 2606:4700:4700::1111 and 2606:4700:4700::1001. We recommend that you switch to Cloudflare DNS on your router to speed up your Internet connection and make it more secure. In this article we will explain how to assign 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 DNS servers on a router, computer with Windows 10, phone and tablet under Android 9 or iPhone/iPad running iOS 11.
You can also visit the official website – https://184.108.40.206 to read additional information about the service.
How to Switch your Router to Cloudflare DNS
- Log into your router settings by typing the username and the password.
- Head to the WAN or Internet settings page.
- Switch to manual DNS settings.
- Specify 220.127.116.11 as your primary DNS server and 18.104.22.168 as your secondary one:
- Click Apply or Save Settings.
- Reboot your router to be 100% sure that it started using new DNS servers.
Now all the devices connected to this router via Wi-Fi and Ethernet will use Cloudflare DNS.
Assign 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 as DNS Servers on a PC Running Windows 10
If your PC is connected to your ISP directly or you don’t have access to the router you can specify Cloudflare DNS manually in the network settings of your Windows computer.
- Right-click the Start button and select Network connections:
- Now select Ethernet or Wi-Fi – it doesn’t matter which one you click in this step.
- Click on Change adapter settings:
- Right-click on Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection depending on what type you are currently using and select Properties:
- Now select IPv4 or IPv6. Cloudflare DNS works with both protocols.
- Click the Properties button:
- Select Use the following DNS server addresses.
- Type 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 addresses into Preferred and Alternate fields if you use IPv4:
If you use IPv6 copy and paste these server addresses:
- Don’t forget to click OK to save settings. After that click Close in the other windows.
- Now it is highly recommended to flush your DNS and clear your browser’s cache.
To flush DNS cache open command prompt, type ipconfig /flushdns and hit Enter: Now open your web browser, press Ctrl+Shift+Del, in the Time range select All time, check Cached images and files and click CLEAR DATA:
The next what we will explain is how to do the same on your mobile devices. Pay attention that you can use Cloudflare DNS for your Wi-Fi connection only:
Using Cloudflare DNS on Android
Some time ago we explained how to manually assign DNS servers on old Android versions. In this paragraph I will show how to set up 220.127.116.11 as a primary server on Android 9.
- Go to Settings → Network & Internet → Wi-Fi
- Tap the gear icon near your active Wi-Fi connection and then tap on the pencil icon to modify its settings:
long tap on the saved wireless network and select Modify network:
- Now tap Advanced, in the IP menu select Static and fill in your IP address, network prefix (in most cases 24 if you use home Wi-Fi router) and finally type 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 in the DNS 1 and DNS 2 accordingly:
Setting Up 126.96.36.199 on iPhone or iPad
- Go to Settings → Wi-Fi.
- Tap the ‘i” icon near the network you need:
- In the DNS config select Manual.
- Remove the current server by swiping left and tapping Delete.
- Then tap Add server:
- Type 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206.
- Tap Save:
Enjoy Cloudflare’s fast and secure DNS on your devices!