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Windows 7: DNS Addressing - How to Change in Windows 7


01 Jul 2009   #49
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 
DNS Addressing - How to Change in Windows 7

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01 Sep 2011   #50
Sandra24

win7 64bit
 
 

A massive thank you!!
For the last 2 days I have had DNS errors and more and more websites were being affected I just completed a system backup to start restoring my computer back to 'new' when I stumbled upon your simple solution to fix my errors!
Thanks so much you saved me hours of work.

Just curious as to why this DNS error happened in the first place? Everything has been fine for years..


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22 Feb 2012   #51
Th3R4g3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Wow, this tutorial was way more helpful than what the cretins at OpenDNS sent as removal instructions, it was driving me insane. This tutorial was short, concise and right to the point. I did in 2 minutes what was taking me hours to understand in that damned OpenDNS website, thank you so much.
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10 Jul 2012   #52
BloodRayne

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
DNS Benchmark

Dns Benchmark By steve Gibson is a really great tool to help fint the optimal, fastest dns for your system. it is also completely free. i was using google's public DNS but found that covansys was much, much faster. i would say that this worth looking into.

GRC's*|*DNS Nameserver Performance Benchmark**
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17 Mar 2013   #53
lilith88

64
 
 
tutorial

i tried but for me the ip is stated incorect
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17 Mar 2013   #54
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Lilith, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you please provide some more details and screenshots about the issue you are having to better help us help you?
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13 Nov 2013   #55
Akip

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Hey, nice tutorial, but, I've changed my DNS to OpenDNS several weeks ago. It still runs fine until this evening. I don't know why, I can't access some of popular websites. Some of them are Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and even I can't access to Yahoo!. Why this is happen? After checking again, my DNS has get back to default automatically. I changed it again to OpenDNS, but still nothing.

Oh yeah, when trying to access Twitter, it says "This Connection is Untrusted" and technical details says: "Certificate is only valid for *.opendns.com , opendns.com .

But about the YouTube and Yahoo!, and Facebook, it says Error 403. What should I do?

Please, I need some help from some advanced users here.
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13 Nov 2013   #56
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Akip View Post
Hey, nice tutorial, but, I've changed my DNS to OpenDNS several weeks ago. It still runs fine until this evening. I don't know why, I can't access some of popular websites. Some of them are Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and even I can't access to Yahoo!. Why this is happen? After checking again, my DNS has get back to default automatically. I changed it again to OpenDNS, but still nothing.

Oh yeah, when trying to access Twitter, it says "This Connection is Untrusted" and technical details says: "Certificate is only valid for *.opendns.com , opendns.com .

But about the YouTube and Yahoo!, and Facebook, it says Error 403. What should I do?

Please, I need some help from some advanced users here.
What DNS servers were used? I can run a lookup on the sites and see if it provides a valid IP address. Have you tried to temporarily change to Google's Public DNS servers? If the issue still occurs then you may have an application issue. What browser are you using?

Google's DNS servers:

https://developers.google.com/speed/...dns/docs/using

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8.8.4.4

Josh
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3 Weeks Ago   #57
Dave2012

Windows 7 ultimate X64
 
 

Hi thanks for sharing. I have a question? Let says i want to block www.xxxxx.com and instead of going to Hire Workers Online! i want to redirect to lets say Google . HOW CAN I DO?
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