Changing DNS settings in Windows Vista

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

  1. Go to the Start Menu and click Control Panel

    Windows Vista - Control Panel

  2. In the Control Panel, under Network and Internet, click View network status and tasks.

    Windows Vista - 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 Vista - Manage Network Connection

  4. You’ll see a connection status window, click Properties.

    Windows Vista - Network Properties

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

    Windows Vista - Select IPv4 Properties

  6. Select Use the following DNS server addresses, and enter:
    • Preferred DNS server:
    • Alternate DNS server:

    Windows Vista - Use the following DNS server addresses

  7. Finally click the OK in this and the previous windows to save your changes.

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