Internet DNS taken over by Verizon. Set static numbers but no access. Windoows 7 networking says there is a connection with router/computer. Only error code is 0x80131700... Don't know what this has to do with the issue. As indicated, changed to a private home network. Navigating with Internet Explorer and Firefox... Server not found. Have images if necessary. Guidance

Silly question, really, but does your router know the correct IPs of your new DNS?

Ok two quick questions:
1. Can you ping IP addresses on the internet (i.e. ping 4.2.2.2)?

  1. If you can ping addresses on the internet can you do nslookups to a specific DNS server (i.e. nslookup google.com 4.2.2.2)

Buy the way 4.2.2.2 is a public DNS server run by Level 3.