Google Android DNS Settings

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To change the DNS for a STATIC IP Network


STATIC IP addresses are not used over 3/4G Data networks. Please see below for the directions on how to set the DNS on a DHCP (99% of connections).

  1. Click on Settings in your applications screen
  2. Click on Wireless & networks option
  3. Click on Wi-Fi settings
  4. Click on the menu button for your phone
  5. Click on Advanced
     
    File:Android_wifi_advanced.png
     
  6. Click on the STATIC IP option
  7. Fill in your local network static IP details
    this does not pertain to the WiTopia VPN services and is local to your network only
  8. Click on the down arrow for each DNS field and input a dns option
    Click DNS Server Options for a list of locations to choose
     
    File:Android_wifi_advanced_static_ip_dns.png
     
  9. Click the menu button to bring up the save button
  10. Save

The DNS should now be set for this wifi network (only).

To change the DNS for a DHCP (99.99% of connections)


Google did not make this option available if you are using DHCP (most people are). You can see on their issue tracker that this is a known issue. If you are using a STATIC IP on your network though you can set the DNS on WIFI only. There is no ability to change the DNS for the cellular data network (without rooting, and hacking the phone which we do not support). If you have rooted your phone, there is a free application in the market that you can use to set the DNS for usage on wifi or 3/4G service. Please see CLICK HERE (WE CANNOT PROVIDE ANY SUPPORT OR SETUP ASSISTANCE WITH THIS APP OR ROOTING YOUR PHONE -- USE AT YOUR OWN RISK)

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