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Windows 7: How do I change my DNS Ip so it matches my gateway?

18 Feb 2013   #1
wuddy

windows 7 64-bit
 
 
How do I change my DNS Ip so it matches my gateway?

Check out the question, 'nuff said so.


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19 Feb 2013   #2
MSchild

Windows 7/8/8.1 x64 &&& Debian-Based Linux
 
 

If you go to ( Network and Sharing > Change Adapter Settings > Right-click Adapter > Properties > IPv4 > Properties ) there are the options for Obtain IP Automatically and Obtain DNS automatically. If both are checked, then during the connection process your computer will broadcast to a DHCP server looking for an address. Your router will then respond, providing you with your NAT'd IP address and it's own DNS server information.

If you have this checked already but for some reason it doesn't match what your router's DNS server is, you can always configure it manually, by copying down your router's DNS and typing it into the field on the IPv4 Properties dialog.

I would only recommend doing this for a desktop though. If it's a laptop that will be traveling and connecting to different access points, you may have problems with your ISP's DNS servers not recognizing your requests as you will have a different IP, likely from a different provider - I'm not sure if that would be an issue or not. If you are having DNS problems though, and your router doesn't want to provide you the info automatically, (and it's a laptop), you might want to consider using a public DNS server. Google's DNS servers ares 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4, and OpenDNS's servers are 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220. Either option will work regardless of where you're connecting from.
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20 Feb 2013   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wuddy View Post
Check out the question, 'nuff said so.
You would remove the DNS entries from the ipV4 properties of the connection, then type the preferred DNS servers into your router's settings for DNS servers.

This will allow the Default Gateway to show up in the ipconfig/all as your DNS servers. This only means that you are using the router for the DNS and because of this your default gateway shows up under DNS servers in the ipconfig/all.

Notice in my ipconfig/all that the gateway shows up as the DNS server.


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