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24 views

Strange Local DNS issue involving Comcast, not a Comcast User

I have a network with 3 desktops (2 x Win7 x64, 1 x Win7 x32) connected via ethernet and 1 laptop (Win7 x64) connected via wireless most of the time using a Linksys WRT54GS. I have a desktop ...
2
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1answer
39 views

Telnet - Connection refused when using hostname, connects fine with IP

I'm trying to connect to a telnet server from a windows 7 machine. The telnet server has an IP 123.4.5.6 and a hostname of myserver Running telnet 123.4.5.6 8080 works fine However when I try to use ...
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101 views

PING domain is very slow but NSLookup is instant, website takes a long time to appear

My Internet is behaving very strangely the last few days, DNS resolution is very slow, PING domain can take a minute - sometimes the there's no delay for a period of time. PING IP address and ...
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2answers
61 views

Is my Windows 7 primary and secondary DNS setting correct?

I use a Windows 7 desktop PC with a TP Link Wireless N ADSL2 + Modem Router. My PC is connected to the TP Link via a LAN cable while another 2 PCs of my secretaries are connected via WiFi. I am not ...
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0answers
54 views

Windows 7 dns resolve problems (mostly cmd)

More about the situation: I have my dns set to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 so these are probably fine communicator (skype/facebook chat) and all four web browsers in my system have no problem with dns ...
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1answer
118 views

I cannot go to google.com and other websites due to invalid certificate; possible DNS issue?

I am using Windows 7 on my PC's and my wife and I both have IPhones. About a 2 weeks ago I was having a problem on the PC's where google.com would sometimes give a 404 not found and then in the ...
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0answers
36 views

What could be the causes of DNS Client Event error in windows log?

Long story short(and most likely the cause). Recently had work done on my cable in front of my house, and they screwed it up several times. for about a week, looked like i could stop complaining to ...
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47 views

Windows 7 ICS - disable DNS proxy

I'm using ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) to bridge my computer's internet connection to a wi-fi hosted network. However, I would like to define custom DNS host-to-IP mappings on the ICS network. I ...
0
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1answer
57 views

How host name is translated to IP Address when the DNS server is turned off?

I have several virtual machines on virtual box with windows 7 installed and one has windows server 2012 which is acting as domain controller and DNS. When I turn that Windows Server off which was ...
0
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1answer
40 views

How to eliminate the downtime when a dynamic IP address changes?

We currently have a number of client computers linked up to a database server (MS SQL 2008) for replication. The database server recognises the computers based on their Windows hostname. We are using ...
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0answers
24 views

Windows 7 infinitely loads random domains

A couple weeks ago, my Windows 7 x64 desktop started to refuse to load random domains, showing the infinite loading loop green swirl in Firefox, and its equivalent in Opera, Chrome, and IE. The first ...
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1answer
41 views

Setting up dns server on an isolated lan

I have a LAN with 2 laptops, 1 router, 2 NAS and a printer. I want to have a dns service but i do not want to have a pc permanently connected for that service. As i can define a preferred and an ...
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1answer
10k views

Unable to access most internet sites error DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN

I have problems accessing most websites, only a couple work (grooveshark, google, facebook). On almost all others I get errors. Here is what I got using different browsers: Opera: This website is not ...
2
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2answers
63 views

What would cause a computer to fail to make any high level network connections?

I thought it could not hurt to ask while I am having a slow work day. I have a computer that is running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium. Originally I was going to do a repair install of the Windows ...
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1answer
27 views

BIND9 on CentOS issue querying from Windows

I've just built a CentOS 6 server and configured BIND9 (named) to run. Zone files are configured and NSLOOKUP, DIG and HOST are all working from the CentOS box. When I move to my Windows PC, nslookup ...
2
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2answers
140 views

BIND DNS server (Windows) - Unable to access my local domain from other computers on LAN

I have a BIND DNS server running on my Windows 7 development machine and I'm serving pages with WAMPSERVER. My ideia is to develop some tools (in PHP) for my intranet at work and I want them to be ...
0
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1answer
53 views

Not using router's DNS

I ran GRC's "DNS Benchmark" software on my Windows 7 machine, and it says: System has only ONE (router based) nameserver configured, which shows up as one of the slower one in the test. I have ...
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0answers
96 views

Windows 7 not using VPN DNS Server

I'm connecting to my company VPN using OpenVPN. My VPN network is 192.168.32.x and it resolves to the company network which uses 10.0.x.x. My home network users 192.168.1.x. When I connect, Open ...
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1answer
53 views

Blocking an IP in Windows Firewall

I am attempting to block a connection to a games' masterserver (see this for more information, including why I am trying to do so), but however redirecting the DNS has not worked, so I am trying to ...
2
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1answer
525 views

How to know which DNS servers are resolving my computers requests?

My Win7 box is erroneously resolving a IP address. I had the same problem last week and "fixed" that by switching to Google Public DNS 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 for IPV4 and the others for IPv6. So when ...
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1answer
350 views

DNS server does not respond after reboot in Windows 7

First of all, I think that this might be an issue with the router (TP-Link) because I never had this problem before I moved into a new apartment. But I also recently formatted my PC, so I'm not sure ...
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1answer
51 views

How do I set a secondary DNS for my workstation?

All PC's on our domain are set to obtain the DNS server address dynamically, as part if DHCP, but I would like to set a secondary, fixed address DNS server for testing web sites on our dev machine. I ...
0
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1answer
975 views

Why does Win7 SP7 64-bit try to resolve DNS agsint IPv6 DNS Servers?

Pretty vanilla, just installed Win 7, SP1, 64-bit. NO IPv6 ACCESS. The network status says IPv4: Internet. IPv6: No network access. Pick a domain that has DNS servers that have both IPv4 and IPv6 ...
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5answers
4k views

How to find which DNS server I am using (of the multiple configured dns servers)

I have two dns servers configured, which are listed when viewing ipconfig /all I would like to know which of the two servers I am using at the current time i.e. from my browser or via the tracert ...
0
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1answer
77 views

DNS not resolving host names, cannot disable DNS cache

I have an HP laptop with an intel i3 and windows 7 premium home. Suddenly my DNS is not resolving host names and I cannot disable my DNS cache. I have tried the ipconconfig/flushdns and it didn't ...
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1answer
2k views

Unable to resolve localhost, 127.0.0.1 or local IP address?

If I try to access localhost or 127.0.0.1 or even my local IP address 192.168.1.14 the browser is unable to resolve this!? (Why it's even trying to resolve it I don't know - I didn't think it would ...
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3answers
245 views

Allow Windows 7 laptop to connect to multiple networks with different configurations using single ethernet port

I use my Windows 7 laptop at work and at home. At work, I connect through the network, and must specify a static IP, gateway, and static DNS servers. At home, I can connect using automatic ...
2
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1answer
490 views

what are some possible reasons why my company's DNS server sometimes fails to resolve the host name of some of my VM's?

I'm in charge of a group of VMs that are used by members of the group that I belong to for accessing web apps, web services, build servers, and stuff of that nature. IT is in charge of the DNS ...
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1answer
221 views

Windows 7 PC picking up wrong domain on network share

I have a network share \\myshare\my_dir and it had been working for quite some time without any issues. Now, suddenly, I cannot connect to the share. I sent a ping request for \\myshare and it ...
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0answers
219 views

Windows 7 Pro DNS issue with static IP

I have been unable to solve a DNS problem I am having as follows: I have a Windows 7 Professional (64 bit) computer running VirtualBox with a couple of Windows XP guests (not sure if this bit is ...
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2answers
786 views

With DNS, what does 0.0.0.0 stand for?

With DNS, what does 0.0.0.0 stand for? I have it set (Network and sharing settings → change adapter settings → Wireless network connection → Internet protocol v4 → Use the ...
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0answers
842 views

No DNS requests in Windows 7, nslookup works, ping and tracert can't resolve

I was trying to bring my old desktop computer back from the dead and faced a problem I couldn't deal with. The main issue is what I've written in the title - nslookup works, ping and tracert give a ...
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2answers
256 views

How to trace the route of a DNS query?

... up to the DNS server that answers it? When I use the public DNS server provided by Google (8.8.8.8), this is the DNS server reported by "nslookup" (8.8.8.8), however the www.dnsleaktest.com ...
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1answer
80 views

How to make local DNS for pointing domain *.local to localhost?

I'm developing websites and I use xampp which is configured to automaticly point some type of domains to xampp main directory. For example: When I go to site1.local xampp is displaying page located at ...
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1answer
658 views

Network issues, resolving host

My network connection randomly drops for a 5 minutes or so when I'm online. It always happens when I boot up my computer. I can tell because it says:resolving host in Chrome and I can't ping any ...
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1answer
2k views

Windows 7 can't ping linux server via hostname (IP address works, virtual linux machine works)

I wasn't sure what the best stack exchange site was for this question, hopefully this works. I'm trying to set up a home linux server (running arch linux arm on a raspberry pi), and I can't seem to ...
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0answers
115 views

Why do my Windows 7 clients ignore local DNS server, ping fails, nslookup works

I am having an issue with a bind DNS server on a local network. My router is pushing via DHCP a gateway of 10.10.0.1 (ASUS Router) and DNS of 10.10.0.2 (BIND) All linux, BSD, Android and IOS, ...
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1answer
75 views

Is 'home' a special hostname on Windows 7?

My local network is managed by a router running DD-WRT which assigns a DNS hostname to each machine on the network that I've selected. For example, "laser" maps to a 192.168.1.7 (a laser printer) and ...
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0answers
55 views

Rootkit I can not find.

I am running windows 7 ultimate. Chrome Browser. and advance system care. I have run every malware scanner I can find and all the rootkit scanners as well. Nothing seems to be able to find this thing. ...
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0answers
80 views

Hosts file keeps being ignored in Windows 7

Something keeps happening to my hosts file (%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\etc) which means that Windows 7 ignores it. I use it as part of the process of creating Virtual Hosts for WAMP e.g. ...
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0answers
65 views

Hybrid domain-workgroup environment - hostname resolution

I have a home network consisting of a NAS device, one PC, and two laptops. NAS device runs Samba, providing access to data via network shares. PC access the data using a mapped drive to \nas\root. ...
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0answers
389 views

Can't enable my local area connection in Windows 7

This problem is really pissing me of the past couple of days. It started a couple a days ago, when my internet suddenly was gone. So I went searching on the internet to look for some answers. I've ...
1
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1answer
336 views

Windows 7 hosts file per application

Is it possible to use the hosts file (C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts) on a "per-application" level? For example, I added this entry to the hosts file: #Override NAS 192.168.1.3 NAS Now NAS ...
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1answer
128 views

Change Hosts file based on connection - Windows

So I have a laptop. It connects to places wirelessly. Home, work and public. I want to change the host file based on the network I'm connected too. Realistically, in my situation, I should have 2 ...
1
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1answer
106 views

Windows DNS cache is NOT updating at all (other computers in home have updated)

I just spun up a new VPS, set it up with a fresh and clean LAMP stack and pointed my domain to it. I waited a few hours and tried it and it was still my old website. For a laugh, I logged into my ...
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2answers
87 views

Import DNS list in Windows 7

I have a bunch of DNS addresses I'd like to add to my Windows 7 installation. Since I've been getting DNS server is not responding messages way too often (even with Google's DNS), I figure that with ...
2
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1answer
1k views

LAN can connect with computer name but not with IP

I've got a small office network, about 20 machines, that all use Windows 7, and the problem described in the title. Computer TM (the troublemaker) wants to talk to Computer FS (a file server), but it ...
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6answers
10k views

Can ping and trace sites but can't view on browser?

I am having issues on certain sites (not all just a few). I can ping and trace sites just fine but for some reason the sites won't load in the browser. They're just stuck at "connected to example.com" ...
2
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2answers
2k views

Very slow internet connection over LAN

I've seen similar issues to this on this site and others but I believe that this is a unique (and very strange) situation and nothing I've seen so far has solved the problem. Apologies for the length, ...
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0answers
47 views

Wildcard domain for virtual box in sbs network

I have a virtual Linux box, running on my Windows 7 computer, which is part of a MS SBS network. Since a while, I can't change my hosts file anymore, perhaps because of some internet security ...