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Windows 7: Upgrade causing slow browsing, fine internet speed

13 May 2011   #11
drobby3313

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

yes, sorry to be vague when I said upgrading.
I did use the windows easy transfer program, so I thought alot of my setting and stuff would have came through when I ran that on windows 7


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13 May 2011   #12
drobby3313

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

yes, sorry for using the term upgrade loosely. Vista home basic doesnt allow you to "upgrade" to 7 professional, meaning I had to do a clean install.
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13 May 2011   #13
sbrads

Windows 7
 
 

You don't want to have DNS server addresses in both Windows and the router. Have both the DNS addresses in the router (I use OpenDNS), and in Windows just have the router's address (192.168.0.1 or whatever) as the 'preferred DNS server' with the Alternate one blank. Let the router do the work, that's what they're good at.

I also prefer to give my network card a fixed address of my choice in Device Manager and let Windows discover that by selecting 'Obtain an IP address automatically' but that shouldn't affect your problem.
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13 May 2011   #14
drobby3313

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Yer ive been leaving my IP settings as automatic, however when I do what you said (ie make the router address as my DNS server), I get no connectivity at all
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14 May 2011   #15
sbrads

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drobby3313 View Post
Yer ive been leaving my IP settings as automatic, however when I do what you said (ie make the router address as my DNS server), I get no connectivity at all
Now that is strange, that makes it look like a router problem. For now, go back to what worked for a while, then try browsing to Google at Google This will work perfectly and quickly if your ONLY problem is DNS.
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14 May 2011   #16
hjonesMCT

Win7 Ultimate x64, Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quick note: when playing with DNS it is always helpful to start from a clean slate. Open a command prompt and type in ipconfig /flushdns. This will clear your DNS cache.

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14 May 2011   #17
drobby3313

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Yes google is actually working when I go via your link... how does that even work?Why is it different when you go to that ip?

And yes, I have been flushing the dns cache every time i altered DNS
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14 May 2011   #18
drobby3313

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

A few hrs later, whilst google and most of its related stuff works ok, google maps is still failing, in the sense it loads the initial picture/map straight away, but you then cant do anything (ie zoom, pan, change address etc)
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14 May 2011   #19
sbrads

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drobby3313 View Post
Yes google is actually working when I go via your link... how does that even work?Why is it different when you go to that ip?

And yes, I have been flushing the dns cache every time i altered DNS
It works because it bypasses DNS completely.

If you open a command prompt and PING a website like Google with "PING www.google.co.uk" without the quotes, it will answer (unless the site blocks pings) with the real web address which is a bunch of numbers. That's how I got Google's real address. DNS translates the text you type into the address bar of a browser into these very same numbers, so is essential if we are to be able to use normal text instead of having to remember a load of numbers.
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14 May 2011   #20
drobby3313

Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
 
 

Ok.. That makes sense,
However that's a bit of a pain to do all the time.. Is there anything else dns wise I could do, or is it something like me network card causing problems?
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