DNS Server not responding (Recurring error)

Ok it has been quite a while since I have been getting this error.

Earlier I had to use the ipconfig/flushdns command at least 30 times to get it to work.

Now I have figured out that it isn't a problem with the DNS server or my ISP, but a problem from my PC.

Here is what happens:

1.)   Some webpages stop working. Loads after a few refreshes.
2.)   If not, I have to use the ipconfig/flushdns as mentioned above.
3.)   But if I change my DNS to either Google DNS or OpenDNS, the problem is gone.
4.)   After 36-48 hours, the problem is back.
4a.) Change DNS to obtain automatic(setting DNS to ISP defaults)

And the whole thing repeasts itself.

Steps taken to troubleshoot issue.

1.) Uninstall, clean and completely remove the Network adapter drivers and software.
     a.)Use default installed drivers
     b.)Update using Windows Update

2.) Install latest drivers from the manufacturers website.
3.) Create new profile and test.
4.) Steps to fix a corrupt profile(http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/Windows7/Fix-a-corrupted-user-profile)

I am fed up of chaging the DNS server every 48hrs. Isn't there anything permanent that I can do?

 

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Last updated October 30, 2019 Views 30,694 Applies to:

Hi Jaxx89,

Many people in this thread have found a resolution by disabling the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter.  To try this, click the Start button, type Network and Sharing Center in the search field, and click the Enter key. Then click Change adapter settings. I believe this is the location where they disabled the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter (I don't have it listed on either of my laptops).  Looks like it worked for a lot of people so it's worth a try (it's also easy to turn back on if it doesn't resolve your situation).

Hope this helps,

Barbara

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I do not have this Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter installed so no question of disabling it.

Still haven't figured out whqat the problem is.

Have done a clean install of Windows. Lets see what happens now.

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are you able to do a nslookup from your cmd line to the ISP provided dns servers. It may be that the dns servers of your ISP are overloaded and not able to respond to queries. I would suggest using opendns and see if that makes any difference 

 

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Set to Auto Obtain .

Then log to the Router and put in the WAN's side DNS the IPs of OpenDNS, or and 4.2.2.2

I would not be surprised if it will end up being a Router problem.

 


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Not a router problem as I aint using one. Seemed like the problem was with the ISP I guess. I'm using Google DNS as of now.

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I guess that I keep forgetting that Not everyone follows my policy to use a Router even with single computer.

The Router keeps the Connection alive (most ISPs release the connection after period of inactivity to save on IP assignments).

It also provides much more secure a stable connection.

In any case, if you are not using a Router you are better of using 4.2.2.2 or 4.3.3.3 as the DNS rather that Google or OpenDNS that intervene your traffic since they have to check if you are looking for "further" services from them.

 


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Well using a router wud get confusing for me. Port forwarding and stuff.

But even tho if I wud think of getting one, it would be more difficult to get support from my ISP especially when the problem is from their end.

Its simply because Indians have a habit of playing the blame game and pass the buck.

Eg. If I call them an tell em that I am unable to login to the internet(as they have a web login) The typical reply I would get is "Your PC is not working fine"
I'm unable to get an IP address Reply: Sir please check your lan card.

Even though they wud have an update of a downtime due to whatever reason, they give such BS replies. And the best part is, for a IP problem they expect me to clear temp files.(even after I've tried the netsh to reset the IP and even tried on different PC's.

 

BTW the DNS that u have mentioned, its not OpenDNS or google. Which one is it???

And which router wud be good. I'm using a wired connection login page(www.reliancebroadband.co.in). They have set it to log out every 6 hours so I'm using a python script to stay logged in) And My PC is switched on 24/7

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It is very hard to make specific recommendation since I am only familiar with the American service provider and retail market.

Personally I use this Wireless Router, bufflao_wireless-_-33-162-134-_-Product

It is a little more work to set a Router and its ports, but the benefit are worth the time spending on learning how to do so.

A very extensive help is provided here, http://portforward.com/

The 4.2.2.2 and  4.3.3.3 are public DNS' (I think maintained by Verizon).

 

 

 

 


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