Windows 7 - 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 WiFi.

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.

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

Double click the Parkland connection.


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:
 Windows 7 - Wi-Fi - How to Disconnect From a Wireless Network

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