- Nov 14, 2001
Hopefully this will be a simple solution.........but I can't figure it out!! Here's the complete story............I had a great idea to set up my "home network". I purchased an ethernet card for the computer that didn't have one and all the necessary equipment (C5 cables and hub). I installed the ethernet card, loaded the software and followed instructions for naming the computer and a "workplace". I then......and here's where my problem started, attempted to log onto the internet (dial-up connection). The modem started and I connected to my ISP, but I got the dreaded "Could Not Open....DNS Error" message and it said to check my settings. I checked every single option that I could think of, including all connection settings, TCP/IP settings, I "pinged" through DOS and it hit on all 4. I tried to set up a new connection and tried to connect through that, and got the same result. So.........my modem connects, the ISP loads the page, then it errors out. PLEASE help........now my wife isn't talking to me (bad thing??) and is threatening to buy another computer already and has told me to "keep my hands off it!!" Thanks to all..............