Help! My computer is going offline often while searching for a page. I either get the message, "Cannot find server or DNS error Internet," or "Windows has detected a connection problem between the computer and the modem..." with the suggestion to go to Tools, check connectivity, internet options, etc. I've done all those with no improvement. Searches often take forever with the result the "Cannot find server" message. I have dial-up and am having a few other problems also which may or may not be related. But I never have a problem getting connected when I dial-up, and many of the times it apparently goes offline I am still connected.
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Re: Goes offline for no reason
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Refresh the page that failed to load. If the page reloads, you just had a momentary lapse in service that happens with most providers. Between each following step, try refreshing the page to see if the problem is resolved.
Check the page address you typed into the address bar to make sure it is spelled right. An error in the URL address could cause this error message.
Go to your connection settings and make sure the settings match those of your Internet service provider or local area network. Do this by clicking on Tools on the toolbar, then Internet Options. Under the Connections tab, click Settings.
Click the "Detect Network Settings" link on the Internet Explorer page accompanying the error message to let Windows try and find an optimum connection.
Download DNS error fix software off the Internet if no other option works (see Resources). The software is free on some websites and should be able to identify the problem and correct it.
Are you using windows 7?click start... Run,,, type: cmdtype: ipconfig /releaseyour ips should all be zeros...type ipconfig /renewexittry a website...still problem?click on your browser... go to tools...connection...lan...make sure that you do not have the proxy checked in.
if this doe snot fix it, you have one more thing you can try. beside disabling for a minute just to be sure that your firewall is not causing the problem... go to control panel,,, firewall firewall on or off, set to off, try browser again. no internet still, go to control panel, internet connection. click on connection. click diagnose / repair. if none of these fix your issue you might have a problem with your DNS. let me know and i can help you further. tony
I have notice this problem to as well. Last week especially, what facebook said, "That they was under going maintenance and taking some of the servers offline. Now this week I am having no trouble. There are several reasoning here. The first step is to try disabling your fire wall on your computer. Secondly, try cleaning the cache under the tools options and click on Internet Options. Then you click on clean cache memory. If that doesn't work try rebooting your internet connection either your dsl or cable internet by unplugging it for 30 seconds and plugging it back in.
The servers are located in the network by using it's ip address. Using names for the domains is easier for humans. A Domain Name Server (DNS) keeps track of the server ip address related with the domain name. When an error occurs finding the corresponding ip address for the domain name, youll get the message "Oops! This page appears broken. DNS Error - Server cannot be found.".
The error refers to the Domain Name Server (DNS) that your system uses is unable to translate the Uniform Resource Locator (URL, web address either Typed in the address line or linked using a hyper-link, favorite or default home page) (In english, the translation of a web address link www.google.com to the Internet Protocol (IP) address that computers actually use to show the page)
The URL is wrong. (Typed wrong, link no longer active, link changed)
The DNS server listed for your ISP configuration is not working.
The web site is offline.
The DNS server settings for your internet configuration are wrong.
Try a different Web Address, see if it works
Restart (Completely power off your Cable/DSL modem and then do the same with your router)
Check you IP address configuration settings and ensure that auto-assign DNS is selected (Default setting)
Boot to safe mode with networking, see if you can get online that way.