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nancydrewsub

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What Is My DNS Server?
« on: February 16, 2023, 01:33:20 AM »
The quickest way to find your DNS server address on Windows is to:

Open the Command Prompt by clicking ‘Start Menu’.
Type cmd and press ‘Enter’.
Type nslookup google.com and press ‘Enter’.
You’ll see results that look like these:
Server: dns.google
Address: 8.8.8.8Non-authoritative answer:
Name: google.com
Addresses: 2a00:1450:4009:815::200e
142.250.178.14
The line starting “Addresses” will show your DNS server address. In the example above, it’s 8.8.8.8.
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Re: What Is My DNS Server?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2023, 10:44:44 PM »
To find the DNS (Domain Name System) server that your computer or device is using, you can follow these steps:

For Windows:

1) Click on the Start menu and type "Control Panel" in the search bar, then open the Control Panel.

2) Click on "Network and Internet," then click on "Network and Sharing Center."

3) In the left-hand menu, click on "Change adapter settings."

4) Right-click on the network connection that you are currently using (e.g. Wi-Fi or Ethernet), and select "Properties."

5) In the Properties window, select "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)," then click on the "Properties" button.

6) In the TCP/IPv4 Properties window, select the "Use the following DNS server addresses" option.

7) The two boxes underneath this option will display the IP addresses of your DNS servers. Note down the addresses for future reference.

For macOS:

1) Click on the Apple menu, then click on "System Preferences."

2) Click on "Network."

3) In the left-hand menu, select the network connection that you are currently using (e.g. Wi-Fi or Ethernet).

4) Click on the "Advanced" button in the bottom right-hand corner.

5) Select the "DNS" tab.

6) The DNS server addresses will be listed in the box on the right-hand side. Note down the addresses for future reference.

For mobile devices:

The exact steps for finding the DNS server on a mobile device will vary depending on the operating system and device model. However, the general process is to go to the Wi-Fi or network settings, and then look for an option to view the DNS server information. You may need to look in the advanced settings or consult your device's user manual for specific instructions.
« Last Edit: February 16, 2023, 10:47:18 PM by Wilsonjacob45 »
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Re: What Is My DNS Server?
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2023, 02:28:42 AM »
To find the DNS server being used by your device, follow these steps:

Windows:

1: Open the Command Prompt by typing "cmd" in the Start menu and selecting "Command Prompt."
2: Type "ipconfig /all" in the Command Prompt and press Enter.
3: Look for the "DNS Servers" line in the output. This will display the IP address of your DNS server.

MacOS:

1: Open the "System Preferences" application.
2: Click on the "Network" icon.
3: Select the network interface you are currently using (e.g. Wi-Fi or Ethernet) and click the "Advanced" button.
4: Click on the "DNS" tab to view the DNS server addresses being used.

Linux:

1: Open the Terminal application.
2: Type "nmcli dev show | grep DNS" and press Enter.
3: This will display the DNS server addresses being used by your device.