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Specifying DNS Servers

Although this may solve some issues it is not required in fact it is not recommended unless suggested by one of our technicians. Because if we update the DNS then your system will have to have the new information entered.

Windows 95/98/ME Windows 2000/XP
1. Single-right-click on the Network Neighborhood icon on your desktop.
2. A menu will appear. Single-left-click on Properties at the bottom.
3. A window will appear. You should see Dial-up Adapter listed. Below that, you should see your Network Interface Card (NIC) listed. If you do not see it listed, then it is either not installed correctly, you don’t have one, or it is malfunctioning. It that case you will need to bring the computer in for repair.
4. If you do see it listed, keep scrolling down. You should see “TCP/IP->” followed by the name of your NIC. Double-left-click on it.
5. Make sure there is a dot in “Obtain an IP address automatically”.
6. Single-left-click on the tab at the top that is labeled “DNS Configuration”.
7. Make sure there is a dot in “Enable DNS”.
8. Type your first and last name (with no space) in the host field.
9. In the domain field, type greatlakes.net.
10. Under “DNS Server Search Order,” type 216.25.178.17 and click Add.
11. Then type 216.25.178.11 in the same place and click Add again.
12. Then type 216.25.176.21 in the same place and click Add again.
13. Single-left-click OK at the bottom of the window.
14. Windows will ask you to restart your computer. Single-left-click OK, and let your computer restart itself.
1. Single-right-click on the My Network Places icon on your desktop.
2. A menu will appear. Single-left-click on Properties at the bottom.
3. A window will appear. If you do not see Local Area Connection, your Network Interface Card (NIC) is not installed, not installed properly, missing, or not operating properly. You will need to bring the computer in for repair.
4. If Local Area Connection is grayed out, single-right-click on it and single-left-click on Enable.
5. Single-right-click on Local Area Connection.
6. A menu will appear. Single-left-click on Properties at the bottom.
7. A window will appear. Double click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
8. Make sure there is a dot in Obtain an IP address automatically.
9. Place a dot in Use the following DNS Server Addresses.
10. In the first box, type 216.25.178.22.
11. In the second box, type 216.25.178.17.
12. Single-left-click OK at the bottom.
13. Single-left-click OK on the next window.
14. Close the network connections window.
15. If you are prompted to restart your computer, do so.

 

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