Finding your DNS settings

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a naming system used with networks and the Internet that translates computer host names into IP addresses. It is useful to know your DNS setting when reporting network or Internet issues to the HelpDesk.

Mac: Finding your DNS setting(s)

  1. Go in to System Preferences.
  2. In the Internet & Wireless section, click Network.
    Image of network icon in System Preferences
  3. Select Wi-Fi Connected → Advanced.
    Image of Wireless, Advanced
  4. Click the DNS tab to find the DNS Servers.
    Image of DNS Servers

Windows: Finding your DNS setting(s)

  1. Click Start → Run.
    Image of Start, Run
  2. For Open, type “cmd” (without the quotes), and then click OK.
    Image of command, ok
  3. Type “ipconfig /all” (without the quotes), press Enter, and then scroll down to DNS Servers.
    Image of Windows DNS Servers

Updated: 1/16/2017