In Windows 10, 8.x, and 7, how do I change the DNS and WINS server IP numbers?

  1. Log into Windows as an administrator, and navigate to the Network and Sharing center.
    Note:
    For help navigating, see Getting around in Windows.
  2. In Windows 10, right-click Ethernet or Wi-Fi, and then choose the Properties tab.

    In Windows 8.x and 7, right-click Local Area Connection or the name of your wireless connection, and then choose the Properties tab.

  3. On the Networking tab, you should see a list below "The connection uses the following items:". Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties below.
  4. By default, Windows will be set to obtain the DNS server's address automatically. Change that to Use the following DNS server addresses and enter the DNS numbers for your Internet service provider (ISP). You can enter the third IUB DNS number in the window that appears after you carry out step 7 below.

    For the numbers to use for various IU campuses, see DNS name server addresses and client configuration at IU.

  5. Click Advanced..., and then click the DNS tab.
  6. Select Append these DNS suffixes (in order):, and click Add... to add appropriate entries.

    At IUB, this list should include:

    indiana.edu
    iu.edu
    ads.iu.edu

    At IUPUI, include:

    uits.iupui.edu
    iupui.edu
    indiana.edu
    iu.edu
    ads.iu.edu

    At IU East, include:

    iue.edu
    indiana.edu
    iu.edu
    ads.iu.edu

    At IU Kokomo, include:

    iuk.edu
    indiana.edu
    iu.edu
    ads.iu.edu

    At IU Northwest, include:

    iun.edu
    indiana.edu
    iu.edu
    ads.iu.edu

    At IU South Bend, include:

    iusb.edu
    indiana.edu
    iu.edu
    ads.iu.edu

    At IU Southeast, include:

    ius.edu
    indiana.edu
    iu.edu
    ads.iu.edu

    At IUPUI Columbus, include:

    iupuc.edu
    indiana.edu
    iu.edu
    ads.iu.edu
  7. Select the WINS tab. Click Add and enter the appropriate WINS addresses:

    At IUB, the WINS servers are:

      129.79.1.200
      129.79.5.200
      134.68.220.14

    At IUPUI and all other campuses, use:

      134.68.220.14
      134.68.220.15
      129.79.1.200
  8. Click OK or Close in each open window to close it and save your changes.

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Last modified on 2015-08-14.

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