In Windows 8.x, 7, and Vista, how do I change the DNS and WINS server IP numbers?
Note: For help navigating, see Getting around in Windows.
- Log into Windows as an administrator, and navigate to
the Network and Sharing center.
Note: At Indiana University, the University Information Security Office (UISO) recommends that you normally refrain from running your Windows computer as an administrator. For more, see What is the principle of least privilege?
- In Windows 8.x and 7, click
In Vista, on the taskbar, select, and under "LAN or High Speed Internet", right-click and choose . ,
right-click or the name of your
wireless connection, and then choose the tab.
- On the tab, you should see a list below "The connection uses the following items:". Select and click below.
- By default, Windows will be set to obtain the DNS server's address
automatically. Change that to Internet
service provider (ISP).
Note: You can enter the third IUB DNS number in the window that appears after you carry out step 7 below.
At IUB, use the following numbers:
188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206 220.127.116.11
At IUPUI, use:
18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124 and enter the DNS numbers for your
- Click , and then click the tab.
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, and
click to add appropriate entries.
- Select the
At IUB, the WINS servers are:
126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206
At IUPUI, the WINS servers are:
220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124 tab. Click and enter the
appropriate WINS addresses:
- Click or in each open window to close it and save your changes.
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Last modified on 2014-06-02.
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