DNS DHCP and Windows 7

By gstratto ·
Hi Techs, I have a DNS error come up on my Win 7 Machine its been happening for months when i had Win XP loaded but ive only discovered this in the new event viewer in Win 7, countless calls to my ISP tell me theres nothing wrong at thier end.

This is Some of the errors I am getting in order and at the same time - which causes all my internet applications to disconnect and my modem/router to power cycle reset by itself.

These errors all happen at the same time before my modem resets.

1. Name resolution for the name dns.msftncsi.com timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded.

2. The DNS proxy agent was unable to allocate 0 bytes of memory. This may indicate that the system is low on virtual memory, or that the memory manager has encountered an internal error.

3. The browser has forced an election on network \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{03B8A046-1B0E-4F98-A347-23D2E40DD9A0} because a master browser was stopped.

4. DHCPv4 client service is stopped. ShutDown Flag value is 1

5. The ICS_IPV6 failed to configure IPv6 stack.

6. The DHCP allocator has disabled itself on IP address, since the IP address is outside the scope from which addresses are being allocated to DHCP clients. To enable the DHCP allocator on this IP address, change the scope to include the IP address, or change the IP address to fall within the scope.

ok so i know i have put a lot here and some may not have anything to do with DNS at all, but im trying to post as much info as i can. I am going to be up for a few more hours now. its 4:15am atm im in Australia.

I have a Siemens Speedstream 4200 modem/router on Optus Adsl2.

Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated.

Also Any logs or info you want me to past in here I am more than happy to do so.

Thanks in advance.


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by balge In reply to DNS DHCP and Windows 7

sounds like your PC is using an automatic IP address - - which does not match the IP range of your router which is 192.168.x.x - at a guess
you need to set your router as the default gateway so Windows will get its IP address from it
eg set router IP to, then set Windows to use a manual IP address eg and DHCP gateway of
sounds more complicated than it is..


couldn't find seven, should be similar


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by toy_soldier40 In reply to DNS DHCP and Windows 7

First check that the router is set to dynamic DCHO and DNS.
Check the client PC to be automatic.

It should just hook up to the router and get the ip address.

If that does not work please do a ipconfig /all and post back what you have got.

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