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How to tell WiFi to Use DNS Server

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nancyh1990, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. nancyh1990

    nancyh1990 Member
    Thread Starter

    On our internet set up, under Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties, we have to select Use the following DNS server addresses:
    Preferred DNS server:
    Alternate DNS server:

    I cannot find such options in my Evo.
    Thanks for your help.

  2. companyman

    companyman Member

    I'm assuming you are using wifi to connect the phone to the internet?

    If so, do this:

    1. Go to "Settings" on your Evo
    2. Click on "Wireless & networks"
    3. Click Wifi Settings
    4. Press the "Menu" key near the bottom of the phone (right next to your Home button)
    5. Click "Advanced"
    6. Click "Use static IP"
    7. Everything will have to be filled in manually the first time but should hold the settings every time you connect.
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  3. nancyh1990

    nancyh1990 Member
    Thread Starter

    Sorry to be so stupid not letting you know the background. My Dell, Macbook Pro, iPhone are all configured the same way and they all works.
    Under Internet Protocol Verison 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties:
    Obtain an IP address automatically
    Use the following DNS Server addresses:
    Preferred DNS server:
    Alternate DNS server:

    I tried your suggestion: check Use static IP and putting in in DNS1 and in DNS2 and does not work.
  4. companyman

    companyman Member

    Did you fill all of the info out including ip address and gateway?
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  5. nancyh1990

    nancyh1990 Member
    Thread Starter

    Companyman, you are the man.
  6. lmorrison84

    lmorrison84 Lurker

    Hey I have wifi setup in my house using comcast. lets just say I havent had a bill in about a year. I want to usemy HTC EVO to connect to it but I am having a few issues. first I would like to know what I put for the static ip, dns 1 and dns 2, gateway and netmask if needed. Please someone I need your help. Thanks
  7. 30andover

    30andover Lurker

    Try these numbers:




    DNS 1-

  8. douglasawh

    douglasawh Lurker

    I'm a little unclear how this helped the OP as s/he wants to use DHCP for the IP address.
  9. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns!

    DHCP still works when you "suggest" an IP. As long as the IP is appropriate for the subnet mask, not in use, and in range of the IPs being dynamically assigned, it should work.
  10. douglasawh

    douglasawh Lurker

    Ah, well, this won't work. DHCP does not exist on our static IP range. Also, I'm not even sure we can do static IPs at all over wireless here. I don't think so. The ports have to be assigned to the static IP range when we need a server and taken out of the DHCP group.

    I understand now, but it doesn't help me. Thanks!
  11. webchimp

    webchimp Newbie

    Have the same prob with my ISP as the OP.

    Sorted my phone to connect to the internet at home but what happens now when I go to work, do I have to go into setting and turn the statics ip off?
  12. sikclown

    sikclown Android Expert

    Yes if your work WiFi is on a different IP address range then you will have to go in and uncheck Use Static IP everytime. Question though... Why isn't y'alls DHCP providing the DNS along with all the IP information?
  13. PSkeptic

    PSkeptic Android Expert

    Why don't you just serve those DNS servers in the DHCP lease? Seems a bit more manageable that way, rather than trying to use static DNS addresses on each client.
  14. akazabam

    akazabam Android Expert

  15. smurfOnE

    smurfOnE Member

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The HTC EVO 4G release date was June 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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