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

In Category: Chromebook


Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

Show 3 Comments
  • Amy brown 12/01/2014, 7:47 pm

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

  • James 03/02/2014, 2:22 pm

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

  • Tracey Hooper 03/03/2014, 2:24 am

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