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2. Software Annoyances > CONFIGURING ROUTERS

CONFIGURING ROUTERS

ENTERING INFORMATION FROM YOUR ISP

The Annoyance:

My ISP said to configure my network adapter to “Obtain an IP address automatically” and enter the IP address provided by my ISP for the DNS server. The instructions say to enter that data in either the Local Area Network Properties dialog box or the router’s configuration pages. Which is the best choice?

The Fix:

You don’t really have a choice. If you installed a router, the ISP’s instructions should have told you to enter the DNS server information in the router’s configuration software. If you’re using Internet Connection Sharing instead of a router to share your Internet connection, you have to enter the DNS server information in the Local Area Network Properties dialog box on the computer that’s hosting the connection (the computer that has the modem).


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