Change DNS number

Issue: Changing the Domain Name Server number to make it current. Document: 00007
Created: Dec 2, 98
Applies to: Windows 3.1/3.11 using Trumpet Winsock. Modified: Jun 10, 2002

The Domain Name Server takes addresses given in text format (ie: and looks up the corresponding numerical address, called an IP address (ie: Without the DNS specified, users are unable to "find" anything on the Internet.



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Change the DNS Number.

Open Trumpet Winsock

Go to the "File" menu and select "Setup".

The "Network Configuration" dialog box will open.

Click your mouse inside the text box labelled "Name Server".

This will highlight the existing entry.

Enter the new DNS number:

Click the OK button.

Close Trumpet Winsock.


The new DNS number will now be in effect.


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If you reinstall Trumpet Winsock from your old disks, you will need to make this change again. You may wish to print this page out and keep it with your disks for reference purposes.

Please call Glinx Technical Support if you have any further questions.

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