Why would you need to configure a DNS setting on a device?
A) You need to convert fully qualified domain names to IP addresses
B) You need to automatically configure an IP address
C) You need to identify the router used to communicate outside of the local subnet
D) You need to prioritize a set of applications over the others
E) I’m going to make my DNS setting a nice green color
The answer: A) You need to convert fully qualified domain names to IP addresses
The Domain Name System server is responsible for taking the name of a site and converting it to the appropriate IP address. Without a DNS, you’d have to memorize the IP addresses of all of your favorite web sites.
Want to know more? Watch “Windows IP Address Configuration.”
If you’re connecting a Windows computer to the network, it will certainly need an IP address. In this video, you’ll learn how to configuration your workstation for automatic IP addressing and how to set your IP address manually.
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