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Reset DNS settings

Introduction

How to reset your DNS setting on your Window computer after they have been set by VPN Firewall.

Instructions

Instructions: 

Windows XP | Windows Vista | Windows 7

Windows XP

  1. Open the Network Connections Control Panel (Start/Control Panels/Network Connections). You should be in Control Panel Classic View.
  2. Right-click on either the Local Area Connection icon or the Wireless Network Connection icon and select Properties (note that changes you make to one connection affect all connections, so you only need to this setup on one connection.)
  3. In the middle of the Properties page you see a list of the items used by this connection. The only items you require in order to work with the Amherst network are Client for Microsoft Networks and Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
  4. Click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and then on the Properties button. Make sure that Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically are both selected. Click OK to close the TCP/IP properties window, and OK again to close the network connection properties window.

Windows Vista

  1. Open the Network and Sharing Center Control Panel (Start/Control Panel/Network and Sharing Center). You should be in Control Panel Classic View.
  2. From the Tasks list, click on Manage network connections.
  3. Right-click on either the Local Area Connection icon or on the Wireless Network Connection icon and select Properties. The only items required to connect to the Amherst network are Client for Microsoft Networks and Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
  4. Click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click the Properties button. Make sure that Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically are both selected. Click OK to close the TCP/IP properties window, and Close to close the network connection properties window.

Windows 7

  1. Right-click on the wireless or Ethernet icon in the Windows taskbar and choose Open Network and Sharing Center.
  2. Click Change adapter settings on the left-hand side.
  3. Right-click on either the Local Area Connection icon or on the Wireless Network Connection icon and select Properties. The only items required to connect to the Amherst network are Client for Microsoft Networks and Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
  4. Click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click the Properties button. Make sure that Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically are both selected. Click OK to close the TCP/IP properties window, and Close to close the network connection properties window.

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