Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Windows DNS vs Router DNS Settings

31 Oct 2011   #11
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

I use openDNS and have it setup in my Router. My PC's are set to auto and uses the Router as the DNS service so all my PC's will use openDNS. is my Router. If I want to change my DNS service all I have to do is update the Router.

Windows DNS vs Router DNS Settings-network-2.png

Windows DNS vs Router DNS Settings-network.png


My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Oct 2011   #12
Dave Atkin

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Glad you got it sorted Richard (Y).

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Nov 2013   #13


Richard, I have one of those pesky Westell A90 70522 modem/routers and want to set it up with OpenDNS. Could you please share where/how you found the settings in order to change them? Thanks so much. I know this is a couple of years after your original post, so I hope you remember! Thank you!
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Windows DNS vs Router DNS Settings

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Internet settings Configuration in Router or Windows OS ?
Hi, I have a D-Link Wireless N ADsl2+ 4-Port Wi-Fi router and my PC (running Windows OS) is connected to the router via. LAN cable Other devices like Laptop, Tablet, etc. are connected to router via. WiFi My ISP IP address, subnet mark and DNS Server IP address are configured in Router And...
Network & Sharing
Can't connect to router settings
I'm trying to work on my Linksys router via an IP connect, but the Linksys router seems to be inaccessible at the moment. I remember doing port forwarding with it a few days ago. I am clueless about why it's not letting me access it right now. I can use the internet and share files between...
Network & Sharing
DNS settings on a Linksys router
I'm trying to figure out a lag that occurs when I'm streaming media from YouTube, Hulu, etc... I'll be playing a video (song, etc...) and at random intervals, it stalls and the quickest way to restart the stream is to hit pause, then play, quickly. There doesn't seem to be any buffer issue, and I...
Network & Sharing
Cant Get Into Router Settings
I need to get into my router settings page to change my WiFi password but I cant get into my page. I've tried every password possible (admin, admin) or just admin for the password. They told me to reset the router by holding the reset for 30 sec and that didnt work either. I have a...
Network & Sharing
trying to get into the router settings
i have a second router hooked up to the network and i want to change the setting on it but when i type the default ip for it it takes me to the main router
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:19.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App