Windows - Checking DNS When Unable to Connect to the Parkland Wi-Fi

Some simple steps to take to check your PC's DNS settings when you can't connect to the Parkland Wi-Fi.

To check your DNS settings we need to first navigate to the "Network and Sharing Center".  This can be found in the control panel or by right clicking the wireless symbol   on the task bar

*Note: For Windows 10, you can also go to the search bar in the start menu and type in "Network Status" and select "Network and Sharing Center" from the list at the bottom of the page that appears.

On the left hand side of the network and sharing center, you will click "Change adapter settings". 

Double-click the Parkland option.


This will open a window like the one below and click on the "Properties" button.

Under This connection uses the following items:, find and select Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) and click the Properties button.

In the new window under the General tab, change the two radio buttons to the top selection which is Obtain an IP address automatically.

Click OK and repeat this step for IPv6 also.
After clicking OK again you can close all the open windows and check your connection again.
Note: You may need to disconnect the WiFi connection, click below to read how:
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Keywords:wifi internet protocol wireless   Doc ID:47461
Owner:Jason G.Group:Parkland College
Created:2015-02-20 16:44 CDTUpdated:2019-08-26 14:52 CDT
Sites:Parkland College
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