DNS servers not working when not enabled

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Jim D, Oct 10, 2003.

  1. Jim D

    Jim D Guest

    I just hooked my windows Me computer to the 98 with cable
    internet access. The internet only seems to work when it
    wants to(i'm on right now because it let me). Now, when
    it doesn't work it says DNS server unavailable. I called
    the internet providers tech support and they said to
    disable DNS, so i did, but it still doesn't work
    properly. I've been trying to figure this out for almost
    a week now and i need some help from anyone.

    Jim D, Oct 10, 2003
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  2. Buy a router...

    Carey Holzman, Oct 10, 2003
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  3. Jim D

    Carey H. Guest

    Carey, i have a router to connect both the pcs to the
    modem, but i still have this problem.
    Carey H., Oct 10, 2003
  4. Jim D

    C.D.Kuder Guest

    You don't suppose that the IP is having a problem?
    Anyway, the way things work normally is that the router provides LAN side
    addresses for the PC's connected to it. The IP assigns a Wan address to the
    Cable modem. The lan side of the cable modem usually has an address like (Linksys modem) The router can be set to find a DNS server
    automatically, or use specific servers called out by the IP. It sounds like
    automatic DNS service is not working , and is likely either a router setup
    problem, or an IP problem.
    When things don't work, can you look at the modem log with IE using the
    numeric lan side address for the modem? The log may show IP or connection
    C.D.Kuder, Oct 14, 2003
  5. Jim D

    C.D.Kuder Guest

    Another thought is that the cable modem company may have the MAC code of the
    NIC in the PC that was originally connected to the modem. Sometimes with
    some IP's you have to set the router to "spoof" this Mac address.
    C.D.Kuder, Oct 14, 2003
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