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    Blaze76 is offline New Member
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    Default Recurring "The DNS server is not responding" problem

    This has happened too many times. Every now and then, my Wi fi Internet on my laptop (Dell Inspiron 15R) stops working even when it is still working on my friend's laptop and both our smartphones. I troubleshoot it and find the messages "The DNS server is not responding" or "Windows can't communicate with the device or resource". However, when I turn on the wi fi hotspot on my phone, my laptop connects to it and runs the internet perfectly. It affects all browsers and uTorrent too. Be advised that I stay at a hostel and use the common wi fi provided there. It used to work normally most of the times but this has gotten frustrating now. Not that it's a permanent problem.. it just runs for about 15 mins before the internet just stops working (While staying constant on my phone) and then starts up again after about 30-60 mins and then eventually stops working again! D: the f-... anyway..

    I've already tried the following:-
    1. Ran CMD as Admin and typed these lines with successful execution but no results-
    netsh int ip reset C:\resetlog.exe
    netsh winsock reset
    ipconfig\flushdns

    2. System restore worked once (Though there were no programs on the 'affected' list. I doubt that it is a problem with an update or new software because I installed nothing at all recently) and then tried system restore to the same point again when the problem reappeared within minutes and was of no help this time around.

    3. Ran Windows 8 in safe mode with networking with the same results.. the internet is just not working.

    4. I changed the 'obtain DNS servers' in the network adapter settings for Ipv4 and used the google DNS servers - 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4

    5. Threw the laptop out the window! =w= (Not really, but was close to it)

    6. Checked if my network adapter was working and updated (needless to say, it was)

    Yeah, I guess around that much.. I'll just post the ipconfig/all if it's of any help.. I really hope someone can help me out here~ TwT




    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Jay
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Tunngle:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : TAP-Win32 Adapter V9 (Tunngle)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-52-81-01-DF
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 60-6C-66-86-57-91
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 60-6C-66-86-57-94
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 60-6C-66-86-57-90
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::9152:ced0:a090:d3aa%13(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.88.123(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, May 10, 2014 7:37:46 AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, May 13, 2014 5:04:29 AM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.88.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.88.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 224423014
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-19-70-E5-21-74-86-7A-6D-49-BF

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 8.8.8.8
    8.8.4.4
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 74-86-7A-6D-49-BF
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{912BD236-475D-4C7B-A27B-C650811C4EC0}:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:5ef5:79fb:1c3c:eec:509b:5661(Prefe
    rred)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1c3c:eec:509b:5661%18(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

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    A few more potential solutions suggested here. Pls see if it helps.
    FIX: DNS Server is not responding on Windows 7 | 8

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    Default Use Tracert

    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze76 View Post
    Every now and then, my Wi fi Internet on my laptop (Dell Inspiron 15R) stops working even when it is still working on my friend's laptop and both our smartphones.
    In my case, it is still working even on my other Tablet. The problem is obviously in the OS not being able to adapt to a changing environment and it has always been there. There are no obvious timeouts for us to try for these cases. So, you just need to try to workaround the deficiency. E.g. try to get the Network doing stuff that makes the OS think it is faster than it was. To do that I use tracert. Eventually it seems to be enough of a KITA to OS Networking that lookups can be done by IE again. And it is always IE that is not recognizing that a lookup can be done. For some sites you can work around the problem by using the IP address instead of making IE try a lookup.

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    Hi,

    Here is one of your posts. Rest assured we do not delete any posts - unless they are spam links.


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