Change DNS number

Issue: Changing the Domain Name Server number to make it current. Document: 00012
Created: Dec 2, 98
Applies to: Windows 95 zero or 95a 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 "Control Panel" icon.

Double-click 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 your mouse once on the far left side of the dotted entry field.

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

Click the "Add" button to add this number.

The number will drop into the empty box below.

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.


More Information If you reinstall 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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