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    • CommentAuthorirenerobin
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2013
    Does anybody know how to set up DNS for my Windows 8 computer?
    Please help me.
    • CommentAuthorbirkita
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2013
    Why not try the knowledge base at and if that does not help ask again but with more details.
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    Here's how you find your network preferences for 8.

    You're only changing DNS - don't edit the other connection properties.
    • CommentAuthorzelus
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2013
    Hi irenerobin,

    Below are some instructions for configuring OpenDNS as your DNS resolver in your Windows 8 network adapter settings:

    1. From the Windows 8 Metro Start Menu, go to 'Desktop.'

    2. From the Desktop, right click the Networks icon and select 'Open Network and Sharing Center.'

    3. While in the Open Network and Sharing Center, click the current active connection or the connection that you want to configure OpenDNS on. For example, the 'Ethernet' adapter.

    4. When the adapter status window pops up, click 'Properties.'

    5. Highlight the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) option, then click Properties.

    6. Select the 'Use the following DNS server addresses' option and fill out the Preferred DNS and Alternate DNS server fields with our DNS server IP addresses:, Click OK afterward.

    For FamilyShield, use the and DNS servers.

    7. Restart your computer to flush your DNS resolver caches so your new DNS settings take immediate effect. If you have Administrator Tools enabled, then you can open up a Windows PowerShell prompt and use the command `ipconfig /flushdns` to flush the DNS resolver caches manually.

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