How to apply DNS to a single network?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by 66217, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. 66217 Guest

    Jan 30, 2006
    Adding the Open DNS directions solved the problems I had with slow internet in my house.

    The problem is, at my college, this Open DNS directions wrecks the internet, and it becomes painfully slow there. So I have to remove the DNS directions. When I retur home I add them again and so on.

    How can I make this directions only to appear when connected to my home network?

  2. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    I believe you can do this through Network Locations.
  3. Le Big Mac macrumors 68030

    Le Big Mac

    Jan 7, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Yes. Create two locations: "Home" and "School" each with the settings that work for that location. You can add a toggle to the menu bar for easy switching.
  4. phillymjs macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2002
    Location, location, location!

    Add a location for your home in Network preferences, and use that DNS info in it. Use another location for everywhere else where you just use the (I assume) DHCP-supplied DNS servers.

  5. 66217 thread starter Guest

    Jan 30, 2006
    Thanks. I think it'll work.:)

    Just one thing, I can't find an option for it to display a toggle in the menu bar to switch easily. Where is this option?
  6. phillymjs macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2002
    When you have more than one location set up, a "Location" menu will appear in the Apple menu, under the "Dock" menu.


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