Question RE: following security steps DNS

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by christy., Jan 3, 2013.

  1. christy. macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2013
    I'm following step #4, Change your DNS servers Under "Which security steps should I take" article. I did sys pref-network-select network-advanced-clicked DNS tab. Next step states "if any DNS servers are greyed out after entering your admin password"... Here is the problem. My screen, the boxes, never gave me a chance to enter my Admin password.... where should I have done that? I don't know why enter my admin password never showed up. I'm using an imac OX S.

    Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me ( :
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
  3. LPZ macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2006
    When you select Network from System Preferences, is the lock icon at the bottom of the Network preference pane in an unlocked position? If so, you should be able to modify the DNS addresses without entering your password. (In fact, I just did so, just to check.) If the icon shows a locked lock, then you need to click on it and enter your password in order to modify settings.
  4. christy. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2013
    Thank you both for the info! And for the quick response! So nice!!!!

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