Change DNS number

Issue: Changing the Domain Name Server number to make it current. Document: 00008
Created: Dec 2, 98
Applies to: Windows 95B or 95C or 98 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.

Double-click the "My Computer" icon.

Double-click the "Dial-up Networking" icon.

Right-click the "Glinx Internet" icon.

Choose "Properties" from the menu that appears.

This will open up your connection properties window.

Click the "Server Types" tab.

Click the "TCP/IP Properties" button.

Click on the option "Specify Name Server Addresses" to ensure it is the option selected.

In the box next to Primary DNS, double-click on the left-most number in the dotted entry field.

This will highlight the first 3 digits of the exising number.

Enter the new DNS number, pressing the decimal or period key where shown:

Click the "OK" button to close the "TCP/IP Properties" window.

Click the "OK" button to close the "connection properties" window.

Close the "Dial-up Networking" window.

In the "My Computer" window, double-click on the "Control Panel" icon.

In the "Control Panel" window, double-click on the "Network" icon.

This will open the Network window. The "Configuration" tab should be in front. If not, click it to bring it forward.

In the list of Network Components, you will have either "TCP/IP" or TCP/IP ->Dialup Adapter", double-click on it.

This will open the TCP/IP properties window.

Click on the "DNS Configuration" tab to bring it forward.

In the DNS Server Search Order section, you will see a dotted entry field and box below it. To the right will be two (2) buttons, "Add" and "Remove".

If there are any numbers in the bottom box, remove them by clicking on a number, then click the "Remove" button. Do this until all numbers (most likely 142's or 205's) have been removed. Click the option button at the top of the window called "Disable DNS".

Click the "OK" button to close the "TCP/IP Properties" window.

Click the "OK" button to close the "Network" window.

At this time, you will be prompted to restart your computer.


The new DNS number will now be in effect.


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If you reinstall your software 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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