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Windows 7: Cannot access any hostnames, only IPs

10 Jun 2015   #1
quadrplax

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Cannot access any hostnames, only IPs

This issue has happened every now and then on the wifi only for some weird reason and in the past couple of months and now it's starting to happen on my wired network. I cannot go to any websites such as google.com unless I use their IP directly. This means some things like Skype and TOR (only method I have of posting this at the moment) still work. I've tried everything from static to DHCP LAN IPs, router/ISP/opendns/google's DNS servers, and nothing seems to fix the issue. This affects all wireless and now wired devices including android, windows, and lubuntu. Chrome gives the error message "DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_BAD_CONFIG". What on Earth is wrong here? Is it the router? Modem? Is it my ISPs fault? Does anyone have any clue?


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10 Jun 2015   #2
mikeybinec

Win 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Not a Chrome fan.. Drop to DOS and type in nslookup and see what the output is. Here's an example:

C:\Documents and Settings\MikeyB>nslookup
Default Server: google-public-dns-b.google.com
Address: 8.8.4.4

In the above you can see from my computer here, I have google's dns resolver manually configured in my ipv4 properties. You have said that you have tried putting in a static DNS address and it did'nt work. I'd check inside your router for the info that your ISP might have xmitted to you.

Also, flush out your DNS cache

ipconfig /flushdns
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11 Jun 2015   #3
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Possible to connect PC directly to modem? Try name resolution like that.

Otherwise, try a factory reset of the modem, and the router.
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