Windows 7 includes a DNS server that can be used to provide name resolution for computers on your network. This article provides a guide on how to set up and use your Windows 7 DNS server.
How to Setup a DNS server and Speed up your Internet in Windows 7
DNS servers for Windows 7
Windows 7 comes with a built-in DNS server, which is located in the %windir%System32DnsNetServer.dll file.
To manually configure the DNS server, open the Control Panel, and select Network and Internet. Then, under the Networking category, select DNS. On the DNS tab, you can specify the following information:
1. The DNS server address.
- The DNS server port.
- The DNS search domain.
- The DNS suffix.
- The DNS root servers.
- The Time to live (TTL) for the DNS records.
- The Preferred DNS server.
If you want to use a third-party DNS server, you can also specify its IP address, port, and search domain.
If you want to use the built-in DNS server, you don’t need to configure it.
How to find DNS servers in Windows 7
If you’re having trouble finding your DNS servers in Windows 7, this simple guide will show you how to locate and set them up.
To find your DNS servers in Windows 7:
- Open the Control Panel.
- Under System and Security, click Network and Internet.
- Under Network and Sharing Center, click Change adapter settings.
- Right-click the network adapter you want to use for DNS, and then click Properties.
- On the General tab, click Network addresses.
- Under DNS tab, click the Properties button.
- In the DNS Server field, type the IP address of one or more of your DNS servers.
- Click OK.
- Restart your computer.
That’s it! You’re all set.
How to change DNS servers in Windows 7
Windows 7 comes with a built-in DNS server, but there are many reasons why you might want to replace it with a different server. Maybe you have a new home or office network, or you are moving to a new location and need to change the DNS servers for all the devices on your network. If you are setting up a new network, you might also want to change the DNS servers for all the devices on the network, even if they are not running Windows 7.
If you are setting up a new network, you can use the Network and Sharing Center to change the DNS servers. To do this, open the Network and Sharing Center, and click the network connection icon. (If you are setting up a new network, you might also want to change the network settings.) Under “Network connections,” click “Change adapter settings.” (If you are setting up a new network, you might also want to change the network settings.) Under “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4),” click “Configure.”
Under “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4),” click “DNS server.”
You can now enter the IP address of the DNS server you want to use. (If you are using a VPN connection, you might also want to enter the DNS server address of the VPN server.)
You can now enter the name of the DNS server.
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What are DNS servers and why are they important?
DNS stands for Domain Name System and is the system that translates human-readable domain names like www.thisismywebsite.com into the IP addresses that computers use to communicate with websites. DNS servers are computers that hold the mapping files for all the domain names in the world. When someone types in www.thisismywebsite.com into their browser, the DNS server looks up the IP address for www.thisismywebsite.com and sends that information back to the browser.
DNS is important because it allows websites to be found by computers no matter where they are in the world. If you are visiting my website from Germany, but my website is hosted on a server in the United States, the DNS server in the US will be able to tell your browser to go to the IP address of the US server and not the German server.
DNS servers are also important because they can be used to resolve hostnames to IP addresses. If you want to visit my website from your computer at home, but your computer is not connected to the internet, you can use the IP address of my website as the hostname and type that into your browser.
DNS servers are important for two main reasons: they allow websites to be found and they can be used to resolve hostnames to IP addresses.
What are the best DNS servers for Windows
If you are using Windows 7, the best DNS servers for you are:
1. Google’s 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 DNS servers.
2. OpenDNS’ 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 DNS servers.
3. Microsoft’s DNS servers of: 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124.
4. Apple’s DNS servers: 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52.
5. BizTalk’s DNS servers: 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11.
Windows 7 provides DNS servers for your network. By default, these DNS servers are configured to use the Microsoft DNS servers. However, you can also configure your DNS servers to use other DNS servers.