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www addresses not found (DNS problem?)

Scallywag
Newbie
Posts: 8
Registered: 30-07-2007

www addresses not found (DNS problem?)

I have 2 very similar PCs running Win98SE which connect to the internet via
a Wireless Access Point and ADSL modem/router.

As far as I can tell, their settings for networking and in Internet Explorer
are identical. One of them is working perfectly.

The other one has the following problem:

If I type the IP address for, eg, Google, into the address bar
(216.239.37.101), it displays the Google homepage. However, if I type
'www.google.co.uk' into the address bar, it gives a 'Cannot find server or
DNS error' message.

Any ideas please?
6 REPLIES
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RE: www addresses not found (DNS problem?)

> I have 2 very similar PCs running Win98SE which connect to the internet via
> a Wireless Access Point and ADSL modem/router.
>
> As far as I can tell, their settings for networking and in Internet Explorer
> are identical. One of them is working perfectly.
>
> The other one has the following problem:
>
> If I type the IP address for, eg, Google, into the address bar
> (216.239.37.101), it displays the Google homepage. However, if I type
> 'www.google.co.uk' into the address bar, it gives a 'Cannot find server or
> DNS error' message.
>
> Any ideas please?

Sorry - can't shed any light on this, but I have similar problems with a few websites. Because of the excellence of most connections, I'm just living with it, but if I have to generalise, I sometimes get "page not available" errors, mostly from pages which make heavy use of server-side apps. (Like Multimap.com - it's the worst.) Sometimes Shift-F5 helps.

I maintain a lot of clients' webistes, and FTP via ADSL can be a pig. I sometimes revert to a modem - occasionally it's quicker. Some of the Front Page sites I maintain behave very strangely - reporting that the server doesn't have Front Page Extensions, but if I ignore the error, it all works fine.
elton
Grafter
Posts: 175
Registered: 30-07-2007

RE: www addresses not found (DNS problem?)

Ensure that the DNS setting in the TCP/IP configuration for the network adapter in question, is pointing to a valid, working DNS service.
That will probably fix it.
If not, then ping the DNS ip address. If it doesn't respond, find out why.

> I have 2 very similar PCs running Win98SE which connect to the internet via
> a Wireless Access Point and ADSL modem/router.
>
> As far as I can tell, their settings for networking and in Internet Explorer
> are identical. One of them is working perfectly.
>
> The other one has the following problem:
>
> If I type the IP address for, eg, Google, into the address bar
> (216.239.37.101), it displays the Google homepage. However, if I type
> 'www.google.co.uk' into the address bar, it gives a 'Cannot find server or
> DNS error' message.
>
> Any ideas please?


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Skonko!
the_norris
Grafter
Posts: 463
Registered: 02-08-2007

RE: www addresses not found (DNS problem?)

I take it your router is the DHCP server for you PCs?

Have you ran WINIPCFG on the PCs to check IP setting Ie. DNS servers listed - (Click the more info button in WINIPCFG)?

If all listed ok. Can you ping the IP of the DNS servers?

If still getting problem -let us know - I had the same problem yesterday on my win98SE PC. The problem was a damaged winsock32.dll - got a fix tool - very easy to use.

> I have 2 very similar PCs running Win98SE which connect to the internet via
> a Wireless Access Point and ADSL modem/router.
>
> As far as I can tell, their settings for networking and in Internet Explorer
> are identical. One of them is working perfectly.
>
> The other one has the following problem:
>
> If I type the IP address for, eg, Google, into the address bar
> (216.239.37.101), it displays the Google homepage. However, if I type
> 'www.google.co.uk' into the address bar, it gives a 'Cannot find server or
> DNS error' message.
>
> Any ideas please?

Scallywag
Newbie
Posts: 8
Registered: 30-07-2007

RE: www addresses not found (DNS problem?)

Well, strangely, that was the problem!!
Yes I know I should have tried it earlier, but the other PC does not have anything in the DNS, so I can't see why this one does !

> Ensure that the DNS setting in the TCP/IP configuration for the network adapter in question, is pointing to a valid, working DNS service.
> That will probably fix it.
> If not, then ping the DNS ip address. If it doesn't respond, find out why.
>
> > I have 2 very similar PCs running Win98SE which connect to the internet via
> > a Wireless Access Point and ADSL modem/router.
> >
> > As far as I can tell, their settings for networking and in Internet Explorer
> > are identical. One of them is working perfectly.
> >
> > The other one has the following problem:
> >
> > If I type the IP address for, eg, Google, into the address bar
> > (216.239.37.101), it displays the Google homepage. However, if I type
> > 'www.google.co.uk' into the address bar, it gives a 'Cannot find server or
> > DNS error' message.
> >
> > Any ideas please?
>
>
>
> --
> Skonko!
>

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RE: www addresses not found (DNS problem?)

It is a DNS problem and you should include dns on all pc's. I allways use a +net one and 194.119.131.65 so if +nets dns servers are faulty it will get it from the other one.

On some routers you can set the dns in the router and that will resolve it as well.


> I have 2 very similar PCs running Win98SE which connect to the internet via
> a Wireless Access Point and ADSL modem/router.
>
> As far as I can tell, their settings for networking and in Internet Explorer
> are identical. One of them is working perfectly.
>
> The other one has the following problem:
>
> If I type the IP address for, eg, Google, into the address bar
> (216.239.37.101), it displays the Google homepage. However, if I type
> 'www.google.co.uk' into the address bar, it gives a 'Cannot find server or
> DNS error' message.
>
> Any ideas please?

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RE: www addresses not found (DNS problem?)

i cannot connect to www.cubase.net or www.steinberg.net for 6 days now. i am using a router and on both pcs i cant connect. i have used nslookup.exe (on xp) to find the ip address which comes up as 80.239.136.162. What do i do now?
thanks