Changing your DNS server settings within Windows 7
Freeola Internet Get Dotted Domains Blog Guides Forums
Changing your DNS server settings within Windows 7
Menu

Freeola Guides


Changing DNS server settings in Windows 7

By Freeola Support on 14th July, 2016 | 0 Comment(s)

Welcome to the Freeola Support pages. This guide is designed to take you though the basic steps for changing your DNS server setting within Windows 7. For more internet help topics please visit our main Support Page.

 

  1. Firstly, press Start and select Control panel. This will take you to the Windows Control Panel where you are given access to many of configuration options within Windows 7.

    Win7 Start Menu

  2. From within the control panel select the Network and Internet Category.

    Win7 Control Panel

  3. Now select Network and Sharing Center from the options available.

    Win7 Network and Internet

  4. The Network and Sharing Center provides you with some information about your current connections. In order to access and change the settings for these connections you will now need to select Change Adapter Settings from the left hand menu.

    Win7 Network and Sharing Centre

  5. Within the Change Adapter Settings page you will need to Right Click on your Primary Connection and select Properties. This will be Local Area Connection if your computer connects to your router using a cable, alternatively if you connect using a wireless connection to your router, this will usually be listed as Wireless Connection along with the name of your wireless adapter.

    Win7 Change Adapter

  6. Within your connection properties, you should see a list entitled "This connection uses the following items". From this list you should double click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), you may need to scroll down in the list to access this.

    Win7 LAN Properties

  7. Towards the bottom half of the dialog that shows you should select "Use the following DNS server addresses" and Enter your DNS servers into the boxes provided. For OpenDNS these are 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220. Alternatively if you are not using OpenDNS, Freeola's DNS servers are 195.74.113.58 and 195.74.113.62.

    Win7 TCPIP

  8. If you then press OK, these changes should take effect immediately, you should now close all open windows returning you to your desktop or web browser.

In order ensure your new DNS settings are working correctly, you should attempt to bring up a web page, for example http://freeola.com.

 

If you were following the OpenDNS Web Filtering Guide, click here to return.


Did you find this article helpful?

Yes | No


Article Comments (0)
There are currently no comments on this article.
Add your comment:

Comments are limited to 750 characters, you have 750 remaining.

Freeola is a UK internet service provider offering the best value and extensive free services. Please compare our domain name registration prices or check out our UK high speed internet access. If you are in business please see examples of our free hosting at Freeola.com/customer-sites.

Safe and Secure Payment

Tell us what you think!

Live Chat is offline

Live Chat is available:
9am to 6:30pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).

01376 55 60 60

Send us a ticket.