what is the purpose of configuring a network card with DNS information?
Posted on 2014-04-27
Hello and Good Morning Everyone,
As an independent followup from a previously closed post, I have a question regarding the manual configuration of a network card. For example, as a possible troubleshooting option, there was a suggestion given to go into Properties of the Network Adapter and set both of those to Google's public DNS servers: 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 which brings me to a question. What would be the purpose of manually setting the Primary and Secondary DNS servers? Should this information normally be autodetected?
While my issue has already been resolved by reconfiguring the Internet Explorer browser by disabling the proxy server within the settings, there still remains that academic curiousity about myself to learn more from the suggestions given. As such, any insightful feedback given to this post will be greatly appreciated.