Monday, May 31, 2010

How to enter DNS setting on your computer

This article was written for a relative who uses an Acer laptop & needed help on manually entering DNS settings.The task bar will have one/two icons like the one pointed out above, one will be for the LAN wire & the second will be for the WiFi. The method shown here for entering DNS settings is valid for both.

When you double click on this icon shown above you will come to a window, which should look like this

We have to focus on the last entry, in my case which I have labelled MTNL Broadband, that is not the default name to be sure look at the 'Status' column it will show 'Network cable unplugged'. Double click on this entry & you will come to the following window

Double click on the last entry 'Internet Prtocol (TCP/IP)’ & you will see

In the tab 'General', the radio button 'Obtaiin an IP address automatically’ should be selected & in the next you can manually enter the DNS entries of your choice. In my case I have used OpenDNS entries.

After that is done, click on the 'Advanced' tab &

the above window will be seen, here click on the 'DNS' tab & then click on 'Add' button to enter the remaining DNS entries (one at a time) :). After adding the remaining DNS entries click on 'Ok' on all the windows opened so far to close all of them. The DNS entries i have used are the following.

Open DNS



Comodo DNS

Here are some VSNL/Tata Indicom DNS entries. All are at Mumbai.

Norton DNS and

but since we use MTNL Triband (Mumbai) these entries will suffice.
To learn more about OpenDNS go to