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Setting DNS Settings to Automatic

If you cannot access the internet while on eduroam or MTDorms, your DNS Settings may be manually configured.

To access the internet, your DNS settings must be set to automatic. To set DNS Settings to automatic, please follow the instructions for your operating system below.

Windows 7

1) Open the Start Menu and click Network.

Go to start button then select network

2) On the top bar of the Network window, click “Network and Sharing Center”.

this shows the network directory at the top

3) On the left sidebar of the Network and Sharing Center, choose “Change Adapter Settings”.

Shows the Change adapter settings option

4) On this page, you will have to select the network adapter that you are using to connect to the internet. For example a wireless adapter is used for connecting to WIFI and a local area connection is used for connecting to a wired connection. For this tutorial, a Local Area connection is used. Once you have selected the proper network adapter, right click it and click properties.

Right click on the netowrk and select properties

5) On this page, find and double click the “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” entry. Be sure that you don’t use the Version 6.

This shows the connections it uses

6) Click the “Obtain DNS server addresses automatically” radio button.

select obtain an IP address automatically

7) Your final step is to click OK at the bottom of the window.

Shows the ok button

Windows 10

1) The first step is to click the start button, then click File Explorer.

Select File Exploerer in the start menu

2) The second step is to click “Network” in the left panel.

Select Network at the bottom

3) The third step is to click “Network” in the top bar.

select netwrok in the top of the page

4) The next step is to click “Network and Sharing Center” on the top ribbon.

select Network and Sharing Center

5) Finally, follow steps 3-7 in the Windows 7 tutorial.


1) The first step is to open “System Preferences” by clicking on the gear in your dock.

Select gear (options) at the top of your computer

2) The second step is to click the network tile in the menu that comes up.

Select the network option in the middle

3) From here, you can select your network adapter. If you are using Wi-Fi, select Wi-Fi. If you are using a wired connection, choose Ethernet.

This shows the networks you have

4) Once you select your network adapter, click advanced to show advanced settings.

click the Advanced button

5) On the top menu, click DNS.

Select the DNS option

6) If there are entries in the DNS Servers list, it could be a cause of network issues.

It will show your DNS list in the top left

7) To remove the entries, click on a server and then click the minus icon. Be sure to remove all servers from this list.

Select the DNS in the top left and the minus button at the bottom until they are all gone

8) The final step is to click OK in the bottom right of the window.

Select the ok button when done

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