Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

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?

share|improve this question
up vote 6 down vote accepted

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

alt text

share|improve this answer
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 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

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.