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CAN'T RESOLVE DNS NAMES IN WINDOWS ME

By Mozster ·
I have Windows ME workstation with an ADSL modem.
My dial up networking connection was working fine to my ISP and then I uninstalled Mcafee Firewall software.

Now I can still connect to my ISP but now can't resolve any DNS names. I can ping an IP address fine but when I put the IP address into my browser can't load the web page.
My browser won't load any websites based on the name and I just get a "page cannot be displayed error".
If I ping a host name, I get an unknown host error.

I've tried uninstalling TCP/IP and the Dial Up Adaptor from My Network Places along with Dial Up Networking and then reinstalling them but same problem.

I've confirmed with my ISP that there are no problems with their DNS servers or on there network. I can ping the IP's of their DNS servers no problem as well.

Any ideas?? There are know no firewall products installed so don't believe anything is being blocked outbound.

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by BFilmFan In reply to CAN'T RESOLVE DNS NAMES I ...

What is set in the configuration of your TCP/IP?

Are you sure you have the firewall completely uninstalled? No code remnants in the registry mucking about and being loaded?

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by Mozster In reply to CAN'T RESOLVE DNS NAMES I ...

On the TCP/IP settings button for the Dial Up networking I have the Primary and Secondary DNS IP addresses along with my static IP assigned from my ISP.

I've also now tried reinstalling Mcafee Firewall and allowing all traffic through but still no joy.
How can I check the registry is clean from previous installations of this? Should I use Regclean?

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by CG IT In reply to CAN'T RESOLVE DNS NAMES I ...

dial up isn't ADSL. you dial in, theres a handshake between your modem and theirs and the modem handles all communications.

ADSL is a persistant connection. It uses the TCP/IP protocol. Your ISP assigns you an address and DNS servers in which to use. Typically, a consumer cable/DSL connection has dynamically assigned IP and the configuration for TCP/IP and DNS is to obtain the addresses dynamically. If you have a static assigned, they also provide the DNS servers your supposed to use. You then connect via TCP/IP [your NIC not dialup] and your browser is configured to use your TCP/IP connection.

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by gerbuck In reply to CAN'T RESOLVE DNS NAMES I ...

hi

have you ran windows update on your pc to resolve known networking issues within Windows ME

Gerry

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by Unidentified In reply to CAN'T RESOLVE DNS NAMES I ...

U said u r using a workstation, is it connected on a LAN? maybe u r using a proxy server on ur LAN u have to uncheck the proxy settings on you browser options

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