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telesha
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primary dns

Postby telesha » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:37 am

How to find and identify the primary and secondary DNS on my windows vista system? I've typed in on the command prompt ipconfig/all and got all the information displayed but I cannot see the primary and/or secondary DNS servers. PLEASE, make the instructions on how to find on a for dummies basis, thanks in advance.
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willynt
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Re: primary dns

Postby willynt » Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:45 am

Hi,

On your ipconfig /all check for the lines:
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : x.y.z.t
a.b.c.d

in my example, x.y.z.t is the primary dns and a.b.c.d is the secondary.

If your PC is behind a NAT modem/router, then the IPConfig will probably return your router IP as dns server.
To check your "real" dns servers, you'll have to check your router status page.

Hope it helps
Regards
William


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