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By d.jones092 ·
Howdy.

Been having trouble for quite some time using IE6 (with latest patches). The problem is when I try to go to certain websites, I keep getting the standard "Server could not be located...check your DNS settings...yada yada yada". If I hit refresh 2-3 times, the error will sometimes go away. If not, I try again later, and the problem goes away.

I clear my disk cache, delete my cookies, etc; Yet, the problem seems to happen with at least one site every day. The biggest problem site being msnbc.com

Is there something I can do mitigate this problem? Like a static DNS entry, or something? Driving me up a wall.

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by voldar In reply to IE Problem

Hmmm ... you can always use proxy settings in your IE explorer, if you have a proxy server. About the DNS question, you definetly should have one, although your computer would not be able to connect to internet, so ... you already have a DNS IP in your TCP/IP settings :). The problem may be referred to the hub (if you use a hub - too many collisions maybe) or the DNS server. Do an experiment: when you get this error, try to ping your DNS server, and see what you get, or use tracert on the web address you want to connect, so that you have a better image about what is happening when error. That's for now, if you can be back with more details, maybe I will be able to help you. Good luck!

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by 3xtr3m0 In reply to IE Problem

Sounds more like a network issue rather than a software issue...

All 'Server could not be contacted' errors in IE usually stem from network issues..

Can you please give us your current networking situation...?

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by d.jones092 In reply to IE Problem

Hi.

We've currently got 4 Win2k servers, 1 Netware 4.2 server in house. We've got about 20 Win98 machines (for an old DOS database) and a few Win2k machines. Each machine is using TCP/IP and many are also using IPX/SPX for the Novell stuff. We have a star type topology going on with 2 Cisco switches inside, and also a DLink switch in the IT office. We go out to the net via a DLink DFL-300 router/firewall to a business rate DSL connection. One of the Win2k servers is acting as a DNS server in house, with forwarders setup to go to the DNS servers our ISP provided. Each client has the internal DNS as the primary, with one of the ISP DNS servers as the secondary.

Very challenging problem.

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