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Cannot communicate with DNS server

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    Cannot communicate with DNS server

    Help me connect to wireless. I can do it fine at home but when I go anywhere else it doesn't work. Please help me figure it out.

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    Re: Cannot communicate with DNS server

    I ran an ipconfig and pinged like other forum posts indicated and this is what I get:

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    C:\Users\owner>ipconfig
    Windows IP Configuration
    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix.:
    Link-local IPv6 Address.....: fe80::2d53:33ee:4596:4d60%9
    IPv4 Address................: 10.117.7.137
    Subnet Mask ................: 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway ............: 10.117.7.254
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection*6:

    Media State....................: Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix.:
    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection*7:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
    Link-local IPv6 Address.....: fe80::5efe:10.117.7.137%13
    Default Gateway ............:
    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:
    Media State ....................: Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix .:
    C:\Users\owner>PING 216.109.112.135
    Pinging 216.109.112.135 with 32 bytes of data:
    Request timed out.
    Reply from 216.109.112.135: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=241
    Reply from 216.109.112.135: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=241
    Request timed out.
    Ping statistics for 216.109.112.135:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 2, Lost = 2 (50% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 51ms, Maximum = 51ms, Average = 51ms

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    Re: Cannot communicate with DNS server

    Do you have it set to DHCP or static IP? How is Internet Protocol/ TCP/IP set up on your connection? Is your wireless enabled to hunt for connections?

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    Re: Cannot communicate with DNS server

    My wireless should be able to hunt for connections. It shows when I have other wireless options in the area.

    How do I check for this?
    "Do you have it set to DHCP or static IP? How is Internet Protocol/ TCP/IP set up on your connection?"

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    Re: Cannot communicate with DNS server

    You want it set to obtain both IP and DNS. go to a command prompt and type ipconfig/all to see if its obtaining DNS. You can try free DNS 4.2.2.1 and 4.2.2.2 but they can cause security issues. Make sure you are connecting the the free wireless site. At airports, you usually have a buy a wireless card with username/password to connect.

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    Re: Cannot communicate with DNS server

    I'm currently at work which has free internet connections. I've also tried it at coffee shop and library. What will it say if it is obtaining the DNS?

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    Re: Cannot communicate with DNS server

    In ipconfig/all you will see DNS entries. If DNS is blank, you are not getting them. Make sure both IP and DNS are set to obtain. Disable the hardware LAN connection and only leave wireless enabled. reboot. Obtain a wireless connection from your office. Verify ipconfig/all. If you don't get DNS, take with your IT staff.

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    Re: Cannot communicate with DNS server

    Apparently my computer was set up with a static DNS server, I switched it to automatically obtain it and now it works!

    Thanks SO much for your help!


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    Re: Cannot communicate with DNS server

    no problem.

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