I'm trying to figure out different ways the computer could be configured regarding DNS name resolution and network settings in general, when having multiple NICs (for instance one wired and other wireless) and a VPN connection (over the wired).
First question was which DNS server my computer would be using.
Each one of the 3 NICs have they own list of DNS servers to use, but in theory only one DNS server should be used, right?
I think, correct me if I'm wrong, that the computer would use the DNS servers of the first connection as is listed in the Adapters and Bindings section, right? If all DNS listed there (IP4 and IP6) are not reachable they would go to the next adapter, right? Reachable means reachable by the route print settings.
Googling it seems some people suggest that changing the Automatic metric property of Advanced TCP/IP Settings on a given connection would change the order of DNS servers to use. Is that true? I thought this setting only affects the route print table, IE only affects IP routing but not name resolution.
Regarding VPN, I assume the VPN connection is listed as [Remote Access connections] in Adapters and Bindings right? If not, what is [Remote Access connections]? Hopefully nothing to do with Office... :)
And finally the TCP/IP settings of the VPN use a different Ip Settings tab. There are two check boxes there that make me wondering... "Use default gateway on remote network" and below "Disable class based route addition". I guess this two settings only affects at the route print table right? Or it affects which DNS server my computer is going to use?
And last, what is the purpose of the Provider Order tab? Who is using that?
Thanks in advance,