browsing problems...dns related?

By linusb212 ยท 4 replies
Dec 22, 2006
  1. I'm having intermittent problems accessing web pages. I have both Firefox and IE installed on my computer and primarily use Firefox. Firefox did some kind of automatic install 2 or 3 days ago. Current version is but I did do a system restore to a few days back.

    I am operating a home LAN with a total of three computer including mine through a microsoft router.

    When I load web pages, I am frequently (maybe 1/4 of the time) getting the following standard script:

    Server not found

    Firefox can't find the server at

    * Check the address for typing errors such as instead of

    * If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer's network

    * If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

    If I retry about 2, 3, 4 ends up working. I am tending to think that something is wrong with the DNS ...but don't know how to tell. The other computers on the LAN don't seem to be experiencing the same problem. The router is set to get the DNS server I would think that it was a problem resolving the IP addresses that all the computers would be having the same problem.

    I get a similar error using IE except it appears to be slightly less frequent.

    I downloaded a freeware program called bazooka spyware cleaner and it gave me a clean scan.

    I have windows updates disabled and have not done such an update for some time. The computer is a budget 2 year old emachines.
  2. Teaser261

    Teaser261 TS Rookie Posts: 121

    try plugging your machine directly into the modem. You could have a router that is going South.
  3. Teaser261

    Teaser261 TS Rookie Posts: 121

    have you checked the settings in your "Network connections" In control panel? Sorry about the dumb answer above, I missed part of your problem before I answered.
  4. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,123

    Uninstall and then reinstall Firefox 2.0
  5. N1Hawk

    N1Hawk TS Rookie Posts: 222

    have you tried to ping by ip and by dns



    ping *ip address here*
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