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Changing DNS settings in Windows 7

Summary: Find out how you can change your DNS settings in Windows 7

Here we'll show you how to manually assign DNS (Domain Name Service) servers for your Internet connection using Windows 7.

  1. Go to the Start Menu and click Control Panel

    Windows 7 - Start Menu
  2. In the Windows Control Panel, under Network and Internet, click View network status and tasks.

    Windows 7 - Network and Internet
  3. Click the link next to Connections on the right. In this screenshot we're using a wired connection so the link is called Local Area Connection. If you're using Wireless the link will be named differently.

    Windows 7 - Manage Network Connection
  4. You'll see a connection status window, click Properties.

    Windows 7 - Network Properties
  5. Select the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) item, and click the Properties button.

    Windows 7 - Select IPv4 Properties
  6. Select Use the following DNS server addresses, and enter:

    • Preferred DNS server:
    • Alternate DNS server:

    Windows 7 - Use the following DNS server addresses
  7. Finally click the OK in this and the previous windows to save your changes.


This page last updated 22nd October 2009

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