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dns_howto [CoreNIC]

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How to change your DNS server settings to CoreNIC

Guide for Windows 7/8/10

Step 1. Right click the networking icon in the bottom right corner of your screen, on the taskbar.

Step 2. Click “Open Network and Sharing Centre”.

Step 3. In the new window that opens, to the right of your current network connection, there is a “Connections” label with your internet connection alongside it. Click the name of your internet connection (e.g WiFi).

Step 4. A new dialog box will open. Click the button near the bottom labelled “Properties”. Note that you will need administrator permissions on your computer to continue.

Step 5. Click “Yes” on the User Account Control popup if prompted. Another dialog box will open. Double-click the entry named “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)“.

Step 6. In the next dialog box that opens, select the option “Use the following DNS server addresses:“ at the bottom of the page.

The “Preferred DNS server” and “Alternative DNS server” boxes should now be white. Enter in the IP addresses two of the CoreNIC DNS servers that are closest to you (if you don't know them already, click here to find out your closest servers). Please do not use these here as an example, they are just sample addresses. After you have finished entering the addresses, click the “OK” button at the bottom of the dialog to save your changes. Then, click OK or Apply on all the other message boxes until you're back at the Network and Sharing Centre.

You should now be successfully connected to the OpenNIC network, congragulations! If you'd like to test your configuration, you can visit our test website. If you get an error loading the page, such as “Name cannot be resolved”, please send us a message on our IRC channel, or post something on our discussion board. Happy browsing!

dns_howto.txt · Last modified: 2017/02/25 07:22 by citadelcore