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Windows 7: Problem Returned - Programs not Recognizing Internet Connection

22 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Problem Returned - Programs not Recognizing Internet Connection

Hi,

I posted here a few days ago about some programs not recognizing there was a connection to the internet, and it turned out to be a problem with my DNS servers. It was fixed and everything was working fine until last night when the problem returned.

I did an ipconfig /all and it looks exactly the same as it did after I fixed the problem, showing that I'm using google's DNS.

This is the current ipconfig /all

Code:
Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Matthew-PC
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : socal.rr.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : socal.rr.com
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Con
troller (NDIS 6.20)
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 14-DA-E9-97-BE-2D
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5149:3dae:89b7:be9%11(Preferred)
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100(Preferred)
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, March 22, 2012 10:25:51 AM
   Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, March 23, 2012 10:25:50 AM
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
   DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
   DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 185916137
   DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-16-4B-C2-B4-14-DA-E9-97-BE-2D

   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 8.8.8.8
                                       8.8.4.4
                                       198.168.1.1
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.socal.rr.com:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : socal.rr.com
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:2c23:2a7f:9d68:128b(Pref
erred)
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2c23:2a7f:9d68:128b%14(Preferred)
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

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22 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Your one DNS address is wrong: 198.168.1.1, should be 192.168.1.1. Don't know if that matt5ers but try it and see what happens.
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22 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I changed it, but the problem is still there. This is the ipconfig /all as it currently stands:

Code:
C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Matthew-PC
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : socal.rr.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : socal.rr.com
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Con
troller (NDIS 6.20)
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 14-DA-E9-97-BE-2D
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5149:3dae:89b7:be9%11(Preferred)
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100(Preferred)
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, March 22, 2012 6:08:52 PM
   Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, March 23, 2012 6:08:51 PM
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
   DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
   DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 185916137
   DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-16-4B-C2-B4-14-DA-E9-97-BE-2D

   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 8.8.4.4
                                       192.168.1.1
                                       8.8.8.8
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.socal.rr.com:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : socal.rr.com
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:431:307b:9d68:128b(Prefe
rred)
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::431:307b:9d68:128b%14(Preferred)
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
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23 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Did you type the Google DNS addresses into you machines DSN server settings or your routers DNS settings?

If you typed them into your machines DNS settings you would want to remove those and type them into your routers settings on your routers settings page for DNS servers.

Ideally you will want to only see your default gateway show up where is says DNS server which means it's getting it's DNS from the router.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I think I changed it on my machine not the router. I'll change it when I get home and see if that works. Is there any reason that it worked as a temporary fix and then stopped working a couple of days after?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MHall View Post
I think I changed it on my machine not the router. I'll change it when I get home and see if that works. Is there any reason that it worked as a temporary fix and then stopped working a couple of days after?
Try doing making the change and find out. In general, if you are using DHCP then you should designate the DNS in the routers settings also.
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