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DNS server addresses should be automatically configured by DHCP to use the proper servers assigned to your area.

If you believe you are having problems related to DNS server issues, try using one of these DNS servers: = resolver1.level3.net = resolver2.level3.net

The above servers are popular because they are probably the fastest and closest non-Adelphia DNS servers on the internet. These servers are multi-homed and the IPs listed above will take you straight to the server at the nearest Level3 peering point, which is probably also the nearest Adelphia peering point due to network arrangements between the two companies: »www.level3.com/press/5357.html = vnsc-pri.sys.gtei.net = vnsc-bak.sys.gtei.net

The above servers are popular because the IP addresses are very easy to remember.

For Window's systems, the DNS server IP addresses can be changed the following way:

Go to Control Panel>Network Connections and select your local network.
Click Properties, then select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
Click Properties.

You will see a window like the one below - this is the Internet Protocol window. Select "Use the following DNS server addresses" and enter the desired DNS server(s) in the space(s) provided.
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If you have a router, changing the DNS servers listed in the router configuration pages will change it for all computers connected to the router.

Reselecting "Obtain DNS servers automatically" will let your computer use the DHCP configured DNS servers again.

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last modified: 2006-09-15 23:41:22