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DLink VWR-VD and various connections

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  1. vsmith

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    I have had this DLink router from Vonage for years now and have always known that if I got a new device that needed an internet connection I had to manually enter the DNS on the new device. But now I am trying to connect my dish network to the broadband and it is not picking up the DNS and there is no way to enter the DNS. It did connect once for a brief period and I think the trick then was just unplugging and plugging things in over and over. So after doing some research I think my best option is to get a second router. Can anyone think of an easier and cheaper option? And if I do get another router how do I make sure that I do not have the DNS problem anymore?
     
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    This is what was at the top of the page when I clicked on it...........System TipThis article applies to a different version of Windows than the one you are using. Content in this article may not be relevant to you. Visit the Windows Vista Solution Center

    But I must say that I am not really sure what I was supposed to get out of that link?
     
  3. VictoriaiiCe

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    Ok first Lets Clear your DNS cache and check firewall settings. Click the Start menu> and click "Run". In the "Run" menu, type in "cmd" (without the quotation marks), and click OK.

    In the "Command Prompt" window and type:

    ipconfig /flushdns (hit enter and type)

    pconfig /registerdns
     
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    Windows Vista, HP Pavillion Desktop model a6619f
     
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    Done.
     
  6. VictoriaiiCe

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    Also Run CMD: ipconfig /displaydns
    If you still get an error

    Reset the router by cycling power for 30 seconds, then reboot the computer. After that, please post this.

    Go to Start > Run> Type: cmd
    In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key: IPCONFIG /ALL

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard. Paste the results in a message here.
     
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    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    C:\Users\Administrator>ipconfig/all
    Windows IP Configuration
    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : WIN-2M67U8IQ9YL
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E
    GBE NIC
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-54-20-3F-8A
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2875:89af:a2b6:445d%10(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.15.2(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 169.254.68.93
    192.168.15.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 251666965
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-73-D6-F5-00-23-54-20-3F-8A
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 209.55.0.110
    209.55.1.220
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{DD57DED8-CD75-4090-9807-2334C657A
    7D7}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 6TO4 Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 13:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 6TO4 Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    C:\Users\Administrator>
     
  8. VictoriaiiCe

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    Click start, Run as: in the run box type: services.msc and press enter, in the Services screen locate and double click on the DHCP Client service and check that it is set to Automatic and make sure its "started"
     
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    yes and yes
     
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    First: The Windows "Primary DNS suffix" is by default used for resolving unqualified domain names (names with no dots).
    In the Windows Control Panel, click the "System and Maintenance" link:
    [​IMG]
    Click the "System" link:
    [​IMG]
    Scoll down to the "Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings" section, and click the "Change settings" link:
    [​IMG]
    In the "System Properties" dialog in the "Computer Name" tab, click the "Change..." button:
    [​IMG]
    In the "Computer Name/Domain Changes" dialog, click the "More..." button:
    [​IMG]
    Enter the Primary DNS suffix:
    [​IMG]

    Then Configure:

    "DNS suffixes" are used for resolving unqualified domain names (names with no dots).
    In the Windows Control Panel, under "Network and Internet" click the "View network status and tasks" link:
    [​IMG]
    Click the "Manage network connections" link:
    [​IMG]
    Right-click a network connection and select "Properties" from the pop-up menu:
    [​IMG]
    In the network connection Properties dialog select "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" and click the "Properties" button:
    [​IMG]
    In the "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties" dialog click the "Advanced..." button:
    [​IMG]
     
  11. VictoriaiiCe

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    Select obtain IP address and DNS server address automatically
     
  12. vsmith

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    I bought a new router and it solved all my problems. Everything in my house is connected perfectly. Thanks for all your help.
     
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    Good to hear. Apparently this is an ongoing issue with that router.
     
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