Solved: Connection/DNS Problem

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d_arias

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Hello

Recently I changed my internet provider and since then I have problems connecting to a specific computer.

The fact is that the internet works fine on other computers (tablet, mobile) except in the laptop. It's a Toshiba Satellite L305 with Windows Vista 32bit. It connects well to other wifi networks, except in my house that only can connect with network cable. The wifi can connect but unsteadily, most of the time does not work.

Note that with the previous company everything was ok.

The point is that the problem is specifically with my home network, with this new provider and with the wifi of this laptop

The diagnosis is:

There may be a problem with your domain main server (DNS) configuration

Windows failed to find the well known host www.microsoft.com using DNS. The server may be down


I've tried a few options that I found on various forums, like entering a page with the ip, do ipconfig / release, renew, flush, bla bla bla and none of it worked for me. I don't know if I'm doing something wrong or there are no solution for my case

Please Help !! I find it very irritating be attached to the modem to get internet :(
 

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Using WPA2 encryption? Wireless adapter is Atheros AR5007EG or AR5007?
 

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I don't know of any particular problems with that adapter.

Make sure you have the latest wireless driver from the laptop manufacturer's web site.

Try connecting with encryption disabled on the router. If that works try WPA-PSK (not WPA2).
 

d_arias

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Thank you!! like you suggested I switched to WPA-PSK and for now is working great.

If someone else needs to know I also had to change to TKIP instead of AES on the network properties in order to function ok.
 
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