Adding a secondary DNS

A secondary DNS entry will keep you on-line if the primary DNS server ever goes down at ECS. To set up the secondary DNS for your Windows 95 machine follow these instructions:

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This page originally posted Wed Apr 16 12:53:56 CDT 1997.
NOTE: This applies only to older versions of Windows 95 that use browsers older than Internet Explorer version 4.0. All others should using server assign DNS settings.

  1. Disconnect from the server and close all windows
  2. Click START, PROGRAMS, ACCESSORIES, then DIAL-UP SCRIPTING TOOL
  3. From the dial-up scripting tool window, make sure CSS is highlighted then click PROPERTIES
  4. On the CSS Window, click SERVER TYPE
  5. On the Server Type Window, click TCP/IP SETTINGS
  6. On the TCP/IP settings window, make sure SPECIFY NAME SERVER ADDRESSES is marked
  7. The primary DNS should already be 206.154.12.1
  8. On Secondary DNS enter 206.154.12.5
  9. Click OK on the TCP/IP settings window
  10. Click OK on the server types window
  11. Click OK on the CSS window
  12. Click CLOSE on the dial-up scripting tool window
  13. Now are now done!

Or if you have installed the Microsoft ISDN Files, follow these instructions instead:

  1. Disconnect from the server and close all windows
  2. Click START, SETTINGS, CONTROL PANEL then NETWORK
  3. From the network, make sure TCPIP is highlighted then click PROPERTIES
  4. On the DNS Configuration tab, click under DNS Search order.
  5. Enter 206.154.12.5
  6. Click the ADD button
  7. On the TCP/IP settings window, make sure ENABLE DNS is marked
  8. The primary DNS should already be 206.154.12.1
  9. Click OK on the TCP/IP properties window
  10. Click OK on the network window
  11. Now it will prompt you to restart your computer, Click "OK" to do so
  12. Now you are now done!
Thanks to John Jenkins for providing the ISDN information



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