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Aaron S
Posted on Monday, April 9, 2001 - 7:41 pm:   

I'm having a really annoying problem with my network connection. Occasionally (every 5 - 120 min) my computer won't be able to find the DNS server. This happens with IE 5.5, NN 4.7, NN 6.0, LeechFTP, Napster, and ACDSee when it goes to download those ads...

Usually I just have IE running, and for some reason by launching LeechFTP and connecting to an FTP server I can then refresh the page in IE and I'll be OK for a while. Sometimes I need to attempt this connection with LeechFTP upwards of 30 times before Leech connects to a server, sometimes it works the 1st time. Sometimes I'll have IE and NN 4.7 open (but not Leech), IE won't connect but NN will after hanging for several minutes, after which all will be well with IE.

I'm running Windows 98 on this machine. The connection is LAN, static DSL, 2 IPs. I have a Cisco 675 router with NAT configuration. My other machine is running Windows 2000, and has never had this problem. My girl friend has Windows 2000 on a laptop, and OS9 on her Mac and has never had a "Could not find DNS Server" error.

Any thoughts?
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2001 - 4:18 pm:   

Sounds very messy...

Check the Microsoft Knowledge Base as there's loads of issues with IE 5 (and 5.1 and 5.5 etc).

One issue is a 'stuck' refresh but check it out as you know what other stuff your running.
Brent Hughes (Brenthughes)
Posted on Saturday, May 19, 2001 - 9:07 pm:   

Had a similar problem and it had to do with the network settings for the DSL. Our provider requires you to use automatic settings with out specifying a proxy. Check your network settings and choose auto. Then run winipcfg from the Run windo. Release all and then renew all and that should solve the problem.
Posted on Sunday, May 20, 2001 - 9:22 am:   

also. the dns server might just be unavailaible. just thought i'd throw that in. it is a possibility.

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