How to change DNS server on Windows Vista and 7
In my Previous article How to change or setup DNS server IP address on Linux, I have mentioned that I will going to write method of changing or setting up DNS server IP address on Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / Server 2003, but my friend Kashif Majeed has received number of emails asking me to write the method for Windows Vista and 7. so here I am going to write down step by step procedure of How to setup DNS server on Windows 7 .
Changing of DNS Server on Windows 7 (same screen in Windows Vista)
- Click the Start Orb found at the left bottom of your screen.
- Select Control Panel.
- Click on view network Status and tasks.
- Click on Local Area Connection under ‘Active Networks.’ Since I am on wireless network so I am selecting my wireless connection .
- Click the Properties button. (Windows 7 may prompt you for permission to make network setting changes)
- Highlight ‘Internet Protocol Version 4’ and click Properties.
- Click the radio button ‘Use the following DNS server addresses:’ and type in desired addresses in the Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server fields
- Click OK button, then the Close button, then Close again. Finally, close the Network and Sharing Center window. At this point, it is highly suggest that you flush your DNS resolver cache and web browser caches to ensure that your new configuration settings take effect.