[Guide] How to change your DNS


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How do I change my DNS?

Know what you're doing? Been here before?

Just skip to the fixes:
Flushing your DNS Cache
Testing your Connection
Change your DNS Provider

Huh?

With the recent changes in Uncharted's network backend, a lot of players are having troubles with connecting to the server. This guide should help to provide various solutions to player issues.

Flushing your DNS Cache

The easiest method, and our first method being used in an effort to fix things the issue is simple:

Click your OS: 1

Windows
  1. Hold the Windows Key on your keyboard and press “R”. This will open the Run dialog box
  2. In the box, type ipconfig /flushdns
  3. Press OK
  4. A black window will open, then close.
Mac
OS X 10.4 (Tiger)
Open Terminal. You can do so by navigating to Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal
Write the following: `lookupd -flushcache`
Press the Enter/Return Key on your keyboard.
OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
Open Terminal. You can do so by navigating to Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal
Write the following: `dscacheutil -flushcache`
Press the Enter/Return Key on your keyboard.
OS X 10.7 (Lion) and 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
Open Terminal. You can do so by navigating to Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal
Write the following: `sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder`
Press the Enter/Return Key on your keyboard.
OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
Open Terminal. You can do so by navigating to Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal
Write the following: `dscacheutil -flushcache; sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder`
Press the Enter/Return Key on your keyboard.
OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
Open Terminal. You can do so by navigating to Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal
Write the following: `sudo discoveryutil udnsflushcaches`
Press the Enter/Return Key on your keyboard.
OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and OS X 10.12 (Sierra)
Open Terminal. You can do so by navigating to Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal
Write the following: `sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder`
Press the Enter/Return Key on your keyboard.
OS X 10.13 (High Sierra)
Open Terminal. You can do so by navigating to Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal
Write the following: `sudo killall -HUP mDNSResponder
Press the Enter/Return Key on your keyboard.
OS X 10.14 (Mojave)
Open Terminal. You can do so by navigating to Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal
Write the following: `lookupd -flushcache`
Press the Enter/Return Key on your keyboard.

Move on to Testing your Connection.

Testing your Connection

Follow the directions provided:

Didn’t work? Try the following:

Change your DNS Provider

Oftentimes, issues can be simply with your Internet Providers DNS not being enough to serve a rapidly changing domain due to caching.

Select your Device: 2

MacOS
  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Search for DNS Servers and select it from the dropdown.
  3. Click the + button to add a DNS Server and enter 1.1.1.1
  4. Click + again and enter 1.0.0.1 (This is for redundancy.)
  5. Click + again and enter 2606:4700:4700::1111 (This is for redundancy.)
  6. Click + again and enter 2606:4700:4700::1001 (This is for redundancy.)
  7. Click Ok, then click Apply.
  8. Restart your Minecraft if its running.
Windows
  1. Click on the Start menu, then click on Control Panel.
  2. Click on Network and Internet.
  3. Click on Change Adapter Settings.
  4. Right click on the Wi-Fi network you are connected to, then click Properties .
  5. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (or Version 6 if desired).
  6. Click Properties.
  7. Write down any existing DNS server entries for future reference.
  8. Click Use The Following DNS Server Addresses.
  9. Replace those addresses with the 1.1.1.1 DNS addresses:
  • For IPv4: 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1
  • For IPv6: 2606:4700:4700::1111 and 2606:4700:4700::1001
  1. Click OK, then Close.
  2. Restart your Minecraft if running.

After following the appropriate directions, Move on to Testing your Connection.

Help!

Didn't work? Don't be afraid to get in contact with me! On the forums, @DeJay or message DeJay#1337 through the Uncharted Discord!

Sources

1. All MacOS Directions come from a forum post provided by another server. Due to rules against advertising I cannot provide the link in this post.

2. All DNS changing directions come from the official page provided by the DNS Provider at https://1.1.1.1, I strongly recommend their website if you need further help or a video.


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Reserving this post.

Moved to somewhere Public <3