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How to Change your DNS Settings - Windows 2000/XP

This document will show you how to change your DNS Settings on a Windows 2000 or Windows XP 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 the Start button, and choose Control Panel
(it might be hidden under Settings > Control Panel).
You should see the following window. You might need to click on the Switch to classic view link located in the upper left-hand corner of your window to see the control panel like this.

2 - Double-click on the Network Connections icon. You should get this page:

3 - Right-click on the Local Area Connection icon and choose Properties. This will pop up this window (Note: Windows 2000 may not have the Advanced tab).

4 - Highlight the Internet Protocol TCP/IP entry, and click on the Properties button underneath it. You should get a new window like this:

Enter the new or updated DNS servers adresses in the appropriate boxes, as shown above, by first selecting the radio button called Use the following DNS server addresses.

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

Primary DNS = 72.18.208.30
Secondary DNS = 65.116.4.130

5 - Once you've updated your DNS settings, you just have to click OK and OK again to confirm your changes.

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