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Thread: DNS Error?




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    Default DNS Error?

    I have recently replaced a Win2000 system on my home network with a Dell 2400 running WinXP Home w/sp2 as the client. I have set up ICS for want of a better solution (I use a dial up ISP). The trouble is with the client machine, I cannot connect to all web sites, only some. This was not the case with the old system, all was well with it. I have also tried an old version of Sygate Sharing software I used with the Win2000 system but still no joy. I can connect to www.google.com most of the time, sometime on the first try and www.dogpile.com but not to others like www.cnn.com or www.msn.com. I.e. displays “opening page. . .” on the bottom of the screen but then displays error “page cannot be displayed”. If I ping the addresses than can not be displayed they time out, the ones that can display of course return normally. I suspect something is not working properly with the DNS on the client but am far from a computer guru so do not have a clue what to do next. Everything works as it should on the server, I can connect to all sites. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    TIA

    Jim

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    Default Re: DNS Error?

    have you tried turning off the built in windows xp sp2 firewall and seeing if this resolves the problem you should be able to find the firewall icon in control panel. Other things to look at are the pop up protection settings in the security settings of IE. If you are connecting to some webpages and not others I would think it is likely an issue with the xp machine blocking not what is comming from the server as this was working fine before with the 2000 machine.

    Griff

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