Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

DNS Server Addresses

  1. #1

    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 Pro 64 bit

    DNS Server Addresses

    The DNS server addresses for my network adapter are not the same as those shown in my router. Should they be the same? (I'm not having any problems with my internet connection). Also, in the network adapter advanced settings for IPv4, in the WINS setting, I have enabled NetBIOS over TCP/IP-is that correct?

    Advice would be appreciated.
    Thanks and regards, Roy

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    They don't need to be the same unless you set them that way. You really should be using the router for DNS and you don't need to type the DNS servers into the IPv4 properties at all.

    I prefer to use the router for my DNS server IP's which shows up as the default gateway of my router in the ipconfig, this means that it points back to my router as the DNS server which is the best and easiest way to do this in my opinion.

    Typing into the IPv4 properties isn't required at all if you already have them typed into the routers settings.

    You don't usually need to mess with WINS but yes you want Netbios enabled.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

DNS Server Addresses
Related Threads
Hello! I have a problem with radio shortcuts that I created a few months ago. When I double click a shortcut addresses to listen to as usual the error message below appears. I tried to recreate them again, but always the same result. the only way I can play them is copying the addresses and...
Microsoft Word 2010. What I wish to do is that in my job I sometimes have like 30 or less contacts at one time I need to make shipping labels for for customer surveys. My question is how can I insert these addresses from outlook automatically WHILE SHOWING THE COMPANY NAME. I know there is a...
Recently, when I assign static IP address to my laptop it doesn't remove the previously assigned address. I end up with 2 addresses on my lan NIC. The drivers are up to date. The only way I can seem to resolve this is by disabling the nic restarting the computer and reinitialize the nic. It then...
Lately, I've noticed theres been a couple strange ip addresses trying to log into my email, Is there a way for me to report these IP addresses? Screenshot of the IP's: Screenshot by Lightshot
I'm setting up my backup system as my main system is down for warranty repair on the motherboard. I had Outlook 2003 setup on the main system in both Win 7 64 bit and Win 8.1 64 bit. I know Office 2003 is not supposed to be compatible with Win 8, but it works OK. On the main system in...
New to 8.1 and have been searching for an answer to no avail. How do I delete the autofill email addresses when I compose a new email? Many of the emails that show up will never be sent to again. One has even taken a person' name from an email and assessed it to anything sent from PayPal. I...
Solved saving email addresses in IE10 in Browsers & Mail
I dual-boot Win 7 and I have just installed Win 8 Pro, it has IE10, I have a few email addresses that I use, in W7 I can type the first letter and all the other addies with the same letter are displayed. I cannot figure out how I do it in Win 8, any help greatly appreciated
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook