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How to switch between DNS suffixes using CMD (netshell)?

at my job, I have to manually switch between: 1) append primary and connection specific DNS suffixes and 2) Append parent suffixes of the primary DNS suffix a bunch of times per day (due to a ...
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Connect to site with IP but showing as URL

I think this may not be possible because of the way the TCP/IP protocol defines packets, but I figured I'd ask. Some sites, such as those on shared servers, use the same IP and the server delivers ...
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1answer
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Network switch losing TCP packets between devices and a PC

I have a custom AVR microcontroller board that has a TCP/IP module (chip) for communication with PCs. My PC has a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet card. Each port is connected to an Ethernet switch HP ...
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Tcpip error: Request failed due to all such ports being in use

Today my machine stopped being able to access the internet. I can still access some local network resources. When I looked in the error log I saw following tcpip warning: A request to allocate an ...
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DNS server keeps changing from Auto to Manual

A friend at a company I know has a fairly new Windows 7 laptop. She was complaining that the "internet doesn't work". After looking at it the first time, in Wireless > Status > Properties > ...
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Disable access to TCP/IP and DNS Network Settings on Windows 7

here's my question: i have a desktop pc Windows 7 powered with two accounts with administrative rights. One of those is used by my brother. I study abroad so i need to be able to connect to my ...
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Windows keeps using a preferred DNS server?

I have trouble using Panera WiFi, and I finally tracked down the problem: Every time I reboot, Windows resets my TCP/IP settings for my wireless adapter to use a specific DNS server, instead of ...
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Why is the DNS setting part of Windows TCP/IP setting dialog? [closed]

The DNS servers setting has been part of the Windows TCP/IP setting dialog since the earliest version of Windows as far as I can remember (Windows 95). However, a host may have multiple network ...
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DatabasePath Registry Entry Not Working in Windows 7

I’ve set the HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\DatabasePath registry entry in Windows XP and it works as expected; the system loads and uses the HOSTS file in the directory I’ve ...
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Cannot open any web page, but MSN Messenger works

I use my computer behind a router. My MSN program can connect to the Internet, but I can not open any web site with my web browser. It seems that this problem is related to DNS because when I input an ...
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Why can't I ping a PC on my home network?

Whenever I try to ping another box on my home network, it pings the wrong ip address: C:\Users\Papa>ping macmini Pinging macmini.belkin [208.68.143.55] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from ...
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Switching between DNS addresses easily

Sometimes I need to use preferred and alternate DNS server addresses, and sometimes I need Windows to obtain it automatically. The common approach to switch between those addresses is: Right click ...
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OpenDNS name servers

I'm using the below open DNS name servers which I got from a friend. Are they trustable? 4.2.2.1, 4.2.2.2, 4.2.2.3, 4.2.2.4, 4.2.2.5, 4.2.2.6
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Does using OpenDNS have any disadvantages?

I live in Istanbul and loads of websites are banned here by the government. In order to be able to enter the banned sites like YouTube, some of my friends are using a specific DNS server address ...
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Can the Internet work without DNS?

If we have an IP-based system of identifying nodes on the Internet why is there a need for DNS?
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What to do if I can't ping my DNS?

On my Windows XP SP3 machine I can only browse (with any browser) by putting in an ip address. If I put in any domain name it doesn't work. Skype and IM work. In command prompt nslookup works to ...