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Windows 7: dns lookup error

05 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
dns lookup error

Lately I have been getting the dns lookup error on several websites I have been trying to open. Help please. stream.

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05 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Do you have a network and a router? If so, DNS could be improperly configured there, or on your machines.

If you open a Command Prompt, what does IPCONFIG/ALL show? Please post a screenie...
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06 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Darryl, I've never posted a screen shot in Windows 7 before. Could you give me some info. Also the DNS lookup errors have stopped at least for now. I wonder if it could be a Hughes net problem.Thanks, stream.
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06 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Cut and paste or use Windows 7 snipping tool. You have reset your router and /or modem, right? If you have both a modem and router reset modem first let it finish then reset router...
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07 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The DNS lookup errors have stopped so far. I assume you mean unplug the power cord on the modem and router to reset them. Is that correct?


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07 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Your attached picture misses the needed information. What we need to see is your NIC, listed as Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection. That will give us your DNS addresses.

You said the problem seems to have cleared up. If it recurs, try switching DNS servers to someone like Open DNS at 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220 and see if that helps.
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07 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Please humor a 76 yr. old man with about 7 yrs. experience with computers and put the previous post into understandable terms. Thank you. stream.
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07 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stream View Post
Please humor a 76 yr. old man with about 7 yrs. experience with computers and put the previous post into understandable terms...
Since you were having DNS errors we were trying to determine what DNS server you were using. Since you didn't understand the question, you are probably using the server provided by your ISP, Hughes net. Since it's cleared up, Hughes must have fixed their problem.
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08 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Thank you roncerr, for the clear explanation. Hopefully that was the problem. stream.
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