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I change wifi networks a couple times a day. Obviously they have different DHCP settings, and I always use dynamic ip resolving.

However, I want to have the same (say, OpenDNS') static nameservers in all networks.

For reference, in Linux, I'd use the supersede domain-name-servers option in dhclient.conf to set up the preferred DNS addresses.

Is this possible to do in Windows?

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When you configure your IP just set it to use the OpenDNS server and leave it set to DHCP, that should work out.

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This may, however, result in loss of access of some internal network resources if your domain controller is a DNS server and the service doesn't support netbios! (another public DNS is 8.8.8.8 which is google!) – Jeff F. Sep 13 '10 at 16:50
    
That is a good point, and it would cause issues if the network you are in doesn't allow DNS out. – David Remy Sep 13 '10 at 16:54
    
Shoot, I thought the "Automatic IP" option disables the "Static DNS" option. Thanks for pointing this out. – Leonid Shevtsov Sep 13 '10 at 20:17

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