Changing DNS server settings in Windows 7
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52. Alternatively if you are not using OpenDNS, Freeola's DNS servers are 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11.
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.