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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:

8.8.8.8 - Google
8.8.4.4 - Google
208.67.222.222 - OpenDNS
208.67.220.220 - OpenDNS
67.138.54.100 - ScrubIt
207.225.209.66 - ScrubIt
156.154.70.1 - dnsadvantage
156.154.71.1 - dnsadvantage

64.81.45.2
64.81.127.2
64.81.159.2
68.46.140.152
69.67.108.10
128.107.241.185
192.135.250.69
199.2.252.10
199.166.29.3
199.166.31.3
204.97.212.10
204.117.214.10
204.127.202.4
205.166.226.38
207.218.192.38
207.218.192.39

Note: Please let us know if some of these are out of date, or if you feel there are faster/better public DNS servers we should add.


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by IT Student - 2009.11.12 01:42
208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220

[ 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

216.146.35.35
216.146.36.36
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