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Cannot communicate with Primary DNS Server

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    Cannot communicate with Primary DNS Server

    Hey,

    I'd appreciate any help regarding the periodic loss of Internet connectivity whilst using my Acer Aspire 6920G laptop. I connect via a Linksys WRT54G wireless router.

    Everything has been fine up till about 3 weeks back; my Internet connection will go off approximately 2-3 times per hour, and I'd have to 'Diagnose and repair' my wireless connection, with these 2 messages frequently popping up: (please refer to screenshots)

    I tried looking up other forums for possible solutions, and ran ipconfig in command prompt as directed:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\User>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : User-PC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Mochadi

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Sony Ericsson Device 117 USB Ethernet Emu
    lation (NDIS 5)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-80-37-10-03-00
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Mochadi
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-E0-AF-E1-01
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.101(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, 24 August, 2009 11:49:25 AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, 25 August, 2009 11:49:24 AM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 218.186.1.88
    202.156.1.68
    202.156.1.48
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E Ethern
    et Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-A0-D1-A6-21-69
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Could someone please advise on this constant problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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    Is there a reason you havent got your router set as your primary DNS server?

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    Quote Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
    Is there a reason you havent got your router set as your primary DNS server?
    Sorry, I'm really ignorant when it comes to Net connectivity issues. Is it imperative for me to set my router as the primary DNS server? And if so, how would I go about doing it?

    Thanks anyway mate.

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    Generally you would let your router handle the dns in you case this is 192.168.1.1, I'm just looking for some instructions for you as I'm currently running Windows 7 and couldn't talk you through changing the dns from memory.

    Edit

    Step by step instructions here - http://www.plus.net/support/domains_...ns_vista.shtml

    use 192.168.1.1 as the primary server or try obtain dns server automatically.

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