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How to Change your DNS Settings - Mac OS X

This document will show you how to change your DNS Settings on a Mac OS X computer.

Click below to see how to change the DNS settings on your modem directly:

DNS Change on an Actiontec modem
DNS Change on a Cisco modem (re-type all the configuration lines in part 4):
675 Single Static IP - 678 Single Static IP - 678 Dynamic IP

Here are our current DNS servers addresses, as of July 2010:

Primary DNS = 72.18.208.30
Secondary DNS = 65.116.4.130

1 - Click on your Apple menu and choose System Preferences:

2 - Double-Click on the Network icon:

3 - Click on the adapter that you wish to change (usually Built-in Ethernet) and then click the Configure... button:

4 - Go to the TCP/IP tab. If your computer is configured to use a dynamic IP address, you should see a screen like this one (notice Using DHCP in the drop-down box next to Configure):

This is where you can change your DNS settings, by entering the appropriate DNS servers in the Domain Name Servers (Optional) box.

Here are our current DNS servers addresses, as of July 2010:

Primary DNS = 72.18.208.30
Secondary DNS = 65.116.4.130

If you need to configure your IP address manually, select Manually from the drop down box called Configure in the TCP/IP tab. You should get a screen like this one:

Update your DNS servers addresses here.

Apply your settings by clicking the Apply Now button.

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