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Ping google once, fail. Ping google twice, works. Wait, ping again, fail. Repeat.

Discussion in 'Networking' started by diablo75, Aug 28, 2008.

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  1. diablo75

    diablo75 Thread Starter

    Sep 7, 2006
    My brothers computer is doing something rather strange. If you try to view a website in Firefox, it won't display the home page until you refresh.

    If you open a terminal window and type "ping google.com", it will tell you to check the name. Do it again immediately after, and it suddenly is getting replies from google. Ping again quick, and it still works. But if you wait a few minutes and try again, it fails.

    My networking background makes me think there is something going on with an address cache (DNS?). I've just flushed it and if it works out, I'll report back and let you all know. But what else might cause this odd behavior?

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  2. avisitor


    Jul 12, 2008
    You want to post an ipconfig /all? It sounds like the primary DNS server is experiencing problems and the fallback to secondary is not happening smoothly.
  3. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Another possibility is an intermittent network problem anywhere from the computer to "way out there." Please describe the network--modem, router, type(s) of connections, other computers on the network, whether they experience similar problem or not, ... .
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