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I would like to use Google Public DNS (8.8.8.8,8.8.4.4) at home, but the school firewall works through DNS, so using a custom name server disables accessing the internet.

Is there any way to automatically use Google DNS at home, but switch to auto-configure when at school?

It's annoying to have to switch it between home and school. I do this because I notice significant speed increases versus the Comcast DNS. I'm on Windows 7 Home Premium x64, and I'd have no issue with installing third-party software or scripts in order to solve the issue.

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Sometimes access to the router is not an option. Check out NetSetMan. It lets you define settings per network.

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Also, here is the link to the blog about this tool and other similar ones, which got me to try the application in the first place.

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Downloading as we speak :) –  yutsi Mar 13 '12 at 15:01
    
Although not open-source, it works perfectly. I already found an alternate solution (Setting Google's DNS in my router config) but I'm sure it will come in handy in the future. –  yutsi Mar 13 '12 at 15:05
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