Windows 10: Can't change my DNS settings to Google's or any DNS server

Discus and support Can't change my DNS settings to Google's or any DNS server in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have tried and tried to change my DNS settings to use Googles DNS (8.8.8.8) and it will not stick. Even downloaded a free program to do it. I use the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Probe, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. Probe Win User

    Can't change my DNS settings to Google's or any DNS server


    I have tried and tried to change my DNS settings to use Googles DNS (8.8.8.8) and it will not stick. Even downloaded a free program to do it. I use the free program, and it makes Windows send out the side popup, saying the DNS was changed successfully , but it is not changed. Any ideas?

    :)
     
    Probe, Jun 18, 2016
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  2. Query about DNS, which appears after Windows 10 update.

    Well DNS is automatically provided by your ISP but in any case you can also use OpenDNS and Google DNS if you wish:

    How to Change or Use Custom DNS Server Settings in Windows?

    Hope that helps/
     
    Sumit Dhiman2, Jun 18, 2016
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  3. DNS Server Address

    Hello there,

    I want to ask a question, What Happen if i change my DNS Server Addresses into
    Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties(on my router properties). I was using my default router DNS Server Address then i changed it into Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically.
    Because when i was using my router DNS Server i cant browse on any Internet Browser. Now i changed my setting into Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically, now i can browse like usual. But. Will it affected with my router provider ? Or Do you have any others
    fix to make me can browse on internet without changing that DNS Settings.
     
    Arya Pradata, Jun 18, 2016
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  4. Probe Win User

    Can't change my DNS settings to Google's or any DNS server

    Well, after more fooling, I found another free program that did change the DNS. However, I wish it would work without having to download 3rd party software.
     
    Probe, Jun 18, 2016
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  5. sml156 Win User
    How are you trying to change the settings, It's easy to change in Windows.


    Can't change my DNS settings to Google's or any DNS server [​IMG]
     
    sml156, Jun 18, 2016
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  6. Run CMD as admin and copy/paste (if you have DHCP enabled):

    wmic nicconfig where DHCPEnabled=TRUE call SetDNSServerSearchOrder ("8.8.8.8","8.8.4.4")

    Or based on the MAC address of your network adapter, if you want to be more specific:

    wmic nicconfig where macaddress=”68:F7:28:0F:0F:B6” call SetDNSServerSearchOrder ("8.8.8.8","8.8.4.4")
     
    TairikuOkami, Jun 18, 2016
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  7. Probe Win User
    Oh, I left it to "Obtain an IP address automatically". Do I have to change that too along with the DNS?


    Can't change my DNS settings to Google's or any DNS server [​IMG]
     
    Probe, Jun 18, 2016
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  8. jimbo45 Win User

    Can't change my DNS settings to Google's or any DNS server

    Hi there

    even though I'm a great LINUX fan of Networking and have many times complained about Windows Networking (or Net(not)working) - there's been NO problems in entering manual DNS addresses as the previous posters say.

    Why you need to do that IMO is questionable --as DHCP should fix all that stuff --especially on home networks. - On corporate LAN's then OK - but I don't think that was the problem here.

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Jun 18, 2016
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  9. Probe Win User
    Well, I'm having problems reaching a website I built. (not a dirty site, its a restaurant brunch related site I built with WP). I'm on Comcast and for some reason its being blocked now. This happened shortly after I went into the cPanel of the site. I thought changing the DNS would help me reach my site, but it didn't work. I used the HMA plugin for FF and was able to reach it no problem.
     
    Probe, Jun 18, 2016
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  10. Comcast supports native IPv6

    Test your area here: Test your IPv6.
    Click the tabs (skip the share results tab) for additional information

    ping the ip address of the brunch page

    tracert the ip address of the brunch page

    Since FF get there, I don't think it's Comcast.
    Double check your proxy setting in Internet options - std is none or off
     
    Slartybart, Jun 19, 2016
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  11. Probe Win User
    This was number 12 on the tracert : (partial address) ..... ar2.ord6.us.scnet.net
    Timed out after that. FF used a HideMyAss plugin proxy to reach the site. Could not reach it without.

    Well, the host is working on it. Will see what they come up with.
     
    Probe, Jun 19, 2016
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  12. Ok, thanks - I had to look up HMA plugin FF before, that's what pointed me to Internet Options > Proxy settings

    You're not having trouble with any other site?

    re tracert - doesn't tell ME much - I don't know the destination address (your brunch page)
    you could try
    tracert -h 24 targetname

    I forget the default hopcount, but using the -h 24 parameter doubles what you reported (12 to 24)
    It might still timeout at the boundary of your Host provider.
    Please post what the Host provider tells you.
     
    Slartybart, Jun 19, 2016
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  13. Probe Win User

    Can't change my DNS settings to Google's or any DNS server

    Well, the host fixed it. Not sure what he did, but said he "removed my local IP from their blacklist?" I thought it might have been the other way around, but at least its back up and working. Thanks to everyone too for the input.
     
    Probe, Jun 19, 2016
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  14. Glad it's working again.

    I would ask the Host provider why your address was blacklisted.
    Sometimes it just happens, sometimes there's something you or something on your machine is doing that flags the IP address (repeatedly pinging it, uploading many,many,many files in one period time frame - things that aren't normal usage). They can tell you ... if you ask.
     
    Slartybart, Jun 19, 2016
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  15. sml156 Win User
    Unfortunately getting your IP on a blacklist is very common and a (usually) Small business will find that although they just started literally today cannot send a Email to clients or potential clients without it getting blocked somewhere down the long and winding road to their inbox in a lot of cases it will not even make it to the Junk folder.


    You said that your ISP removed it from their blacklist, Unfortunately that is just the beginning of you getting your IP off of the hundreds of blacklists out there. It is a very daunting task for most people.

    Many companies hire someone to take care of their IP and make sure it is not blacklisted before they go online.

    It takes a lot of time and effort (month's) to get off all of the blacklist's, Most people hire someone to do that for them.

    You may want to beg/borrow/steal a new IP from your ISP to skip the hassle.

    If your ISP's subnet is on the blacklist your pretty much out of luck you will have to move.

    I have a few links that check for malicious/blacklisted IP's
    Is it Hacked?
    URL/IP Lookup | Webroot BrightCloud
     
    sml156, Jun 19, 2016
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