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How to change DNS IP on Windows 8.1 Phones

Posted on 2014-08-18
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Last Modified: 2014-11-12
I cannot seem to find a way to change the DNS IP associated with my WiFi on my Windows Phone 8.1 devices.  It is easy to do on iOS but doesn't appear as evident on Windows Phone 8.1.  
I have accessed Settings > Wi-Fi and pressed and hold the specific Wi-Fi network to generate menu list.  [Edit, Disconnect, Delete]  I choose 'Edit' and can see the DNS IP but it is not editable.
Does anyone know of a way to edit the IP of DNS on a Windows 8.1 Phone?

Thank You
Question by:Charlie_Melega

Accepted Solution

Thomas Marcussen earned 1000 total points
ID: 40268712

Theres no way to manually set the IP address or DNS server information on WP.

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by:Shahnawaz Ahmed
Shahnawaz Ahmed earned 1000 total points
ID: 40268715
Dear charlie.

I am also as poor as you are by using windows Lumia 625 Windows based phone.
The misfortune of experiencing the windows phone I realized that the FIXED IP is not enabled, I could not believe, as a system which uses internet does not allow you to set an ip, dns gatway.
So All those things are not allowed as of now in the Windows Phone but iOS & Android allowing this from their starting versions.

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ID: 40270217
thanks for the feedback, I was hoping this wasn't the case.  Very upsetting.

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