Change DNS number
Issue: Changing the Domain Name Server number to make it current. Document: 00010
Created: Dec 2, 98
Applies to: Mac OS using TCP/IP (including iMac) 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.

Click on the "Apple" menu in your top left hand corner.

Choose Control Panels.

Then choose TCP/IP.

This will open up the "TCP/IP" control panel.

In the Name server addr. section, delete any existing entries and type in the new DNS number, pressing the decimal or period key where shown:

Close the "TCP/IP" control panel.


The new DNS number will now be in effect.


More Information If you reinstall Free PPP 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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