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Windows DNS Error

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by ~J~, 11 Sep 2009.

  1. ~J~

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 20 Oct 2003

    Posts: 7,558

    Location: London

    Guys, could do with some advice...

    Just got to GF's last night and thought the internet was down as every webpage I went onto wouldn't show.

    After a few tests, have managed to find out it's, I think, a DNS issue with MY laptop.

    I can only go onto a website or PING an address if I type the IP address, entering the named URL just returns page can not be displayed.

    GF's and daughters laptops all work fine, if I plug mine in the ethernet it works fine, just when I go wireless!

    Any ideas what could be wrong and/or to resolve?

    TIA
     
  2. suarve

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Oct 2005

    Posts: 4,190

    Location: Midlands, UK

    Used to get these types of issues a lot using my ISP dns servers. I changed them to the opendns servers and never had an issue since - https://www.opendns.com/start/router/
     
  3. ~J~

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 20 Oct 2003

    Posts: 7,558

    Location: London

    Cheers mate, but just tried that and still nothing.
     
  4. suarve

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Oct 2005

    Posts: 4,190

    Location: Midlands, UK

    May be worth waiting a while due to DNS caching....
     
  5. GhostlyPea

    Mobster

    Joined: 30 Dec 2004

    Posts: 4,682

    Location: Bromley, Kent

    CMD --> IPCONFIG /flushdns and try again, see ifit works any better on opendns?

    - Pea0n