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How do I change the DNS server my computer uses ?

Note that if you are behind a router, you may have to change DNS settings using the router management interface, rather than the ones in Windows.

To change DNS servers in Windows XP/2k/2k3 Server use the following steps:

1. Navigate to Start > Settings > Network Connections and locate the network device associated with your Internet connection (often labeled "Local Area Connection" with broadband). Make sure to use the right one before proceeding.

2. Right-click on the network connection, and choose Properties.

3. In the General tab, double-click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).

4. In the bottom half of the window, choose to "Use the following DNS server addresses:"

5. Add one or more DNS servers, click OK to exit all windows.

There are a number of public DNS servers one can use with the above, you might want to try a Google search, or one of the following: - Google - Google - OpenDNS - OpenDNS - ScrubIt - ScrubIt - dnsadvantage - dnsadvantage

Note: Please let us know if some of these are out of date, or if you feel there are faster/better public DNS servers we should add.

  User Reviews/Comments:
by IT Student - 2009-11-12 01:42

[ openDNS dot com ] displays their public DNS servers on their main page for your use. (Lower - left of front page).

DynDNS also have public DNS servers
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