How to Find Your DNS on Your Computer

by Chappy Sinclair

The DNS, or Domain Name System/Server, translates the domain name into your IP address. Since domain names are alphabetical, they are generally easier to remember. The Internet, however, can only read IP addresses. What you see as www.yahoo.com might actually translate to 198.105.232.4. There are often multiple DNS servers in use. If one server cannot translate an IP address, one after another will try until it is translated.

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Click "Start" in the taskbar.

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Select "Network Connections."

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Click "Local Area Connection."

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Select the "Support" tab.

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Click "Details." The DNS for the networking device on your computer will be listed at the bottom of the window.

About the Author

Chappy Sinclair has been writing professionally since 2006. He has been able to share his gaming and computer-related impressions and opinions on a national scale with published submissions in "PC Gamer Magazine" and "Maximum PC." Sinclair is currently studying for an aeronautical degree in navigation and avionics at the American Academy of Aeronautics.

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