This article will show you how to manually set the DNS server for your Westnet broadband in Windows and Mac operating systems.
In most cases, your computer will obtain DNS settings automatically and you won't need to set it manually. Sometimes DNS may need to be set manually if you're experiencing browsing issues.
Important: If you choose to use non-Westnet DNS settings for any reason, this may stop some Freezone content from being unmetered. You should monitor your broadband usage in MyAccount after making the change.
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These instructions apply to Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP. Example screenshots have been taken using Windows 10.
Note for Windows 10: Simply click the Search icon (magnifying glass) in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen and search for "Control Panel". It will appear at the top of the search results as the best match.
Note for Windows 8: Simply begin typing “Control panel” while viewing the Start screen. Click Control Panel in the search results to open it.
Note for Windows XP: Click "Network Connections" and then skip to step 5.
Preferred DNS server: 126.96.36.199
Alternate DNS server: 188.8.131.52
DNS server: 184.108.40.206