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Open DNS

Looking at the instructions for Opendns or Clear cloud the setup instruction say open the the Network & Internet folder in Control Panel but these folder are both seperate in Windows 7.
Exactly which folder.... Internet Options  or  Network & Sharing Centre should I be looking in and what tab should I be on ?
I Can probally follow it through once I am in the correct part of the right folder from the instructions of the specific forums... It's just getting this first bit correct that I am struggling with.
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Re: Open DNS

Network & Sharing centre, Change adapter settings
You might want to consider using a DNS which doesn't give you an advertising sponsored answer if you miss-type a URL.
I'd suggest Google 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4
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Re: Open DNS

Try this,
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-TCP-IP-settings
but, if you connect with a router then it will probably be handling DNS, so you need to log in to the router web interface to set the addresses in there.
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Re: Open DNS

To enter alternative DNS servers you have to turn off the automatic option, it is then apparent whether it is using the router for DNS.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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Re: Open DNS

Thanks for your replies.
I was looking at using Clearcloud or Opendns but using using Googles numbers in the final step.
Any comments are advice would be appreciated
Thanks
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Re: Open DNS

Clearcloud also intercepts miss-typed URL's
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
   Why I have left Plusnet (warning: long post!)   
Broadband: Andrews & Arnold Home::1 (FTTC 80/20)
Line rental: Pulse 8 Home Line Rental (£13/month)
Mobile: iD mobile (£4/month)