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11-Mar-2010, 02:47 PM #1
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Goood morning/afternood all,

I am having some trouble with my laptop. It's running Windows Vista Home edition. The computer can get an ip address, it can search the net but via IP only. If I type google.com, it can't find the IP for it. Also, it can't ping websites, but it can ping IP. So it seems like a DNS issue but what kind? I have never encountered this before and I am lost.

The DNS service is started, I have done ipconfig /flushdns & registerdns, when doing registerdns it says failed. nslookup works when doing either hostname or IP, but I can't access anything with the hostname, just IP

Hope someone can help, I have tons of **** to do on this laptop and am completely lost!

Thank you much,
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11-Mar-2010, 03:05 PM #2
Try THIS.

Enter these settings exactly as showed in the link:

Prefered DNS server: 208.67.222.222

Alternate DNS server: 208.67.220.220
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11-Mar-2010, 03:10 PM #3
I just tried it, nothing new happen. Same issue. It seems like the computer is having trouble with IP to name and vise versa.
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11-Mar-2010, 03:17 PM #4
Hit the Windows key + R to open a Run box. Type in services.msc

Locate the DNS Client service and make sure it's Started and Automatic.
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11-Mar-2010, 03:22 PM #5
Yeah, I have tried that. At first, the DHCP service wouldn't start. So I changed the permissions to the service to my user account to have full control. That got the DHCP service to start, but now I have hostname resolution issues. The DNS service has been started and is set to automatic.
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