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  1.    19 Jun 2016 #1
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    Can't change my DNS settings to Google's or any DNS server


    I have tried and tried to change my DNS settings to use Googles DNS (8.8.8.8) and it will not stick. Even downloaded a free program to do it. I use the free program, and it makes Windows send out the side popup, saying the DNS was changed successfully , but it is not changed. Any ideas?
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  2.    19 Jun 2016 #2
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    Well, after more fooling, I found another free program that did change the DNS. However, I wish it would work without having to download 3rd party software.
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  3.    19 Jun 2016 #3
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    How are you trying to change the settings, It's easy to change in Windows.

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  4.    19 Jun 2016 #4
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    Run CMD as admin and copy/paste (if you have DHCP enabled):

    wmic nicconfig where DHCPEnabled=TRUE call SetDNSServerSearchOrder ("8.8.8.8","8.8.4.4")

    Or based on the MAC address of your network adapter, if you want to be more specific:

    wmic nicconfig where macaddress=”68:F7:28:0F:0F:B6” call SetDNSServerSearchOrder ("8.8.8.8","8.8.4.4")
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  5.    19 Jun 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by sml156 View Post
    How are you trying to change the settings, It's easy to change in Windows.

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    Oh, I left it to "Obtain an IP address automatically". Do I have to change that too along with the DNS?

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  6.    19 Jun 2016 #6

    Hi there

    even though I'm a great LINUX fan of Networking and have many times complained about Windows Networking (or Net(not)working) - there's been NO problems in entering manual DNS addresses as the previous posters say.

    Why you need to do that IMO is questionable --as DHCP should fix all that stuff --especially on home networks. - On corporate LAN's then OK - but I don't think that was the problem here.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  7.    19 Jun 2016 #7
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    Well, I'm having problems reaching a website I built. (not a dirty site, its a restaurant brunch related site I built with WP). I'm on Comcast and for some reason its being blocked now. This happened shortly after I went into the cPanel of the site. I thought changing the DNS would help me reach my site, but it didn't work. I used the HMA plugin for FF and was able to reach it no problem.
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  8.    19 Jun 2016 #8
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    Penns Forrest
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    Comcast supports native IPv6

    Test your area here: Test your IPv6.
    Click the tabs (skip the share results tab) for additional information

    ping the ip address of the brunch page

    tracert the ip address of the brunch page

    Since FF get there, I don't think it's Comcast.
    Double check your proxy setting in Internet options - std is none or off
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  9.    19 Jun 2016 #9
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    This was number 12 on the tracert : (partial address) ..... ar2.ord6.us.scnet.net
    Timed out after that. FF used a HideMyAss plugin proxy to reach the site. Could not reach it without.

    Well, the host is working on it. Will see what they come up with.
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  10.    19 Jun 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Probe View Post
    This was number 12 on the tracert : (partial address) ..... ar2.ord6.us.scnet.net
    Timed out after that. FF used a HideMyAss plugin proxy to reach the site. Could not reach it without.

    Well, the host is working on it. Will see what they come up with.
    Ok, thanks - I had to look up HMA plugin FF before, that's what pointed me to Internet Options > Proxy settings

    You're not having trouble with any other site?

    re tracert - doesn't tell ME much - I don't know the destination address (your brunch page)
    you could try
    tracert -h 24 targetname

    I forget the default hopcount, but using the -h 24 parameter doubles what you reported (12 to 24)
    It might still timeout at the boundary of your Host provider.
    Please post what the Host provider tells you.
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