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How To Use Google DNS Servers On Your Chromebook

Here is a cool tip for those who like it “all Google” on their Chromebooks and Chromeboxes. It is now possible on the development channel of Chrome OS to set Google DNS servers. This is currently behind an experimental flag, but will be soon available to all users.

Google Public DNS is a free, global Domain Name System (DNS) resolution service, that you can use as an alternative to your current DNS provider.

How To Use Google DNS Servers On Your Chromebook


  1. Open chrome://flags on your Chromebook
  2. Look for Experimental static ip configuration and enable it
  3. Restart your Chromebook
  4. Open chrome://net-internals/#dns
  5. Under nameservers, select Google name servers

Thanks François Beaufort




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  • Amy brown

    I tried all this and it still won’t work. Cannot access anything on my chrome book. Please help

  • James

    Do you know if this is still only available on the Development channel? I’m not seeing the flag on Stable.

  • Tracey Hooper

    I can’t get online. No functioning DNS server available. I’m about to go crazy…please help!!!