How Do You Change DNS?

To change the DNS settings in Windows 7, access the Network and Sharing Center window via Control Panel, and open the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box. In the TCP/IPv4 and TCP/IPpv6 settings dialog boxes, add the DNS server addresses you wish to use.

  1. Access the Network and Sharing Center

    Click on the Start button, and select the Control Panel option. Click on the Network and Internet link, and click on the link labeled View network status and tasks. If the Control Panel elements are listed as icons, you can immediately click on the Network and Sharing Center link.

  2. Open the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box

    In the section that lists active networks, click on the Local Area Connection link. In the dialog box, click on the Properties button, and click Yes when the User Access Control prompt pops up to confirm administrator privileges.

  3. Change DNS settings

    Check the box next to the option labeled Internet Protocol Version 4, click on it, and click on the Properties button. Click on the Advanced button, and select the DNS tab. Click on the Add button, and type in the DNS server address you wish to use. Repeat the process to add as many addresses as you want, and use the up and down arrows on the right side to determine the address priority. Click on OK once you make the desired changes. Repeat this entire step for the Internet Protocol Version 6 as well.