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Cant connect to dns server

I just got a belkin adater and it connects to my network and has a ip address but it wont connect to the dns server and when it searches for a signal it says limeted or no connectivity while it says my network has good strength

i have tried ipconfig/flushdns and ipconfig/registerdns and still fails. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling first.

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Re: cant connect to dns server

When attemptin to attach to a wireless router

Either the SSID's match between your router and wireless adapter or your router is unencrypted and is attached to by the default configuration that uses the SSID it finds of an unencrypted network.

Now the two machines can talk to each other

If you request a dynamic IP address from the router it's DHCP can pass to your wireless adapter a various pieces of information including an IP Address, subnet mask, default gateway (the routers address in this case), adn DNS addresses (optional)

If you have static addressing in the wireless adapter you must provide to the wireless adapter a IP Address (NOT in the DHCP range of the router and not matching any other device attacned to the network, the same subnet mask as the router, the gateway address of the router and DNS addresses.

The first three of these allow you to communicate with the roouter and establish connectivity with it.

If the router's lan address is and subnet mask is then all addresses of devices connected to the router lan must begin 192.168.0.?. IF the DHCP server in the router can assign - as dynamic addresses. We can assign - as static IP addresses each to one and only one device. There are more potential static addresses above but we will ignore them for this discussion.

The communication band (A, B, G, N) sable by for the router and wireless adapter must have at least one in common

Both the router and wireless adapter must have encryption set the same (WEP or WPA with the same passphrases and options)

If Mac Filtering is enabled on the router the MAC address of the wireless adapter must be loaded into the routers table of permitted MAC addresses.

If there is an error in the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway?, encryption, or Mac Filtering, mismatched bands the wireless connection will fail as indicated with limited or no connectivity.

Even if all that works you still are not assured access to the internet.

The DNS addresses and default gateway are needed to be correct along with all the ISP's interface requirements for the wan or modem side of the router to be able to access the internet as and achieve the expected results such as accessing google.

If you would like to work through this step by step we can get you connected however I cannot see what you are doing and anything you do or change that I don't know about until we are done is likely to confuse the process. Please reply to this message if you wish for me to continue to assist.

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Click "Apple > System Preferences." Click the "Network" icon. Click the "TCP/IP" tab. Choose "Manually" in the Configure drop-down menu. Click in "Show" and choose your Ethernet device. This is usually called Built-in Ethernet. Enter your IP address into the IP Address field. Enter the Subnet Mask into the Subnet Mask field. If your service provider did not provide you with one, use the default of "". Enter the Gateway address into the Router field. Enter the DNS Server into the DNS Servers field. Two should have been provided to you. Push the "Apply Now" button to confirm changes.

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I have a problem with my NETGEAR WNA1100 Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter. I use it with my desktop PC and a Belkin 802.11g router placed in another room. As soon as I installed it, everything seemed to work...

Your Issue can be Solved by assigning DNS address on your Computer.

>First of all change the Security on the Belkin Router to WEP Mode.

--- Remove Preferred Networks From your Computer.

- Right Click on wireless Network Connection > Properties > Select Wireless Networks tab > Remove your network From Preferred Networks Box.

--- Associate with your wireless Network.

- Right Click on wireless Network Connection > View Available Wireless Networks > Select your network > Click connect

---> Check if you are able to go online.

--- If Not Try Assigning DNS Addresses For your Wireless Network

- Right Click on Wireless Network Connection > Properties > Under this connection uses the Following Items. > Double Click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).

- Select Use the Following DNS Server Addresses:

- Preferred DNS Server:

- Alternate DNS Server:

- Click OK & OK again

- Now Check if you are able to go online if still No go Check if you can go online on any other wireless Com or Device using the Belkin Router If Yes it Might Be an Issue with your Adapter or there Might Be an Antivirus Installed on your com Try Disabling it.

- If this doesn't work Please do get Back to us we will be happy to Help you out... :)

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Get message, Windows has detected an IP address conflict, another computer has same IP address as this one. get this when trying to connect to web after it has connected to dlink that is on the list of...

It appears that at least two of your computers get the identical IP address assigned from your router.

First step: Make sure your router is set as a DHCP server. Log into your router's web interface and check if that's the case. (If you need help with that, tell me make and model of your router)

Second step: Go to the computer that has the IP address conflict.

  1. Click on the start button
  2. Go to Control Panel -> "Network Connections"
  3. You should see an icon labeled as "Local Area Connection" (indicates a wired Ethernet connection) and/or "Wireless Network Connection". Check both - one after the other.
  4. Right-click on the first icon, choose "Properties".
  5. In the next window, in the middle you will find a list of items, one of which is "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)". Double-click on it.
  6. In the next window, select "Obtain IP address automatically"
  7. Also select "Obtain DNS server address automatically"
  8. Click OK to close this window.
  9. Click OK a second time to close the second window.
  10. If you have more than one connection type, go back to step 4, right click the other icon and choose "Properties". Repeat steps 5 to 9 for this other connection.
If you have any more questions or need assistance in any of these steps, just come back here and leave a comment - I'm happy to help.

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Trendnet TEW-423PI wireless PCI adater

Hi Martin,
with all what you say, it looks like that your hardware is ok. That's a good start.
There are several possibilities what can be wrong: either your modem is not configured correctly, or some of the setting in your computer are not right.
Let's start with the computer:
1. open a command prompt (WindowsKey+R), type "cmd" and hit "Enter".
2. In the following window type "ipconfig /all" (there is a space before the "/").
3. Your output should look similar to mine:

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : XX-XX-XX-XX-XX
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, August 07, 2009 17:32:33
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, August 08, 2009 17:32:33

Since the default IP address of your modem is, you IP address has to be in that range:
If your IP address starts with or is, you have a connectivity problem. (Let me know and post your output here, if that's the case.)

Now type in that command prompt "ping" and hit "Enter" - replace the numbers with what you see under your Default Gateway.
My result looks like this:

Pinging with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

This shows that you can connect to your modem. If you get a "Request timed out." reply, then your computer can not connect to your modem. Also, let me know if that's the case.

Now go back to the command prompt and type "ping" and hit "Enter". My result looks like this:

Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=87ms TTL=50
Reply from bytes=32 time=85ms TTL=50
Reply from bytes=32 time=87ms TTL=50
Reply from bytes=32 time=87ms TTL=50

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 85ms, Maximum = 87ms, Average = 86ms

This shows two things:
  1. You can get to the outside world
  2. DNS is working properly
Now copy the IP address returned by this command ( in my case) and copy it into the URL bar of your browser. If google shows up, then you have a DNS problem. What that means is that the translation from web addresses ( to IP address ( is not working. Go back and check you entry for DNS servers in ipconfig / all. Is that number identical to your Default Gateway?

How to set up DNS manually:

  1. Click on start
  2. Go to control panel
  3. If your control panel is in classic view click on Network Connections
  4. Right click on your Wireless network icon
  5. Click Properties
  6. Select Internet Protocol(TCP/IP)
  7. Click on the Properties button
  8. Now select the following option: "Use the following DNS server address"
  9. Under "Preferred DNS server address" enter
  10. Under "Alternate DNS address" enter
  11. Click on OK until all windows are closed
Some points on your modem:
  1. If you don't have a manual, you can get it here.
  2. Make sure you have entered your user credentials for Bell (see page 11 in the manual)
Ok - sorry for the long post, but I tried to catch all culprits. If there is anything you don' t understand or it is still not working, let me know - I'm happy to help. If the outputs form the command prompt look very different from mine, copy them and post them here.

Easy way to do that? - Go back to your command prompt.
  1. Type ipconfig /all > C: ixya.txt (hit ENTER)
  2. Type ping >> C: ixya.txt (hit ENTER)
  3. Type ping >> C: ixya.txt (hit ENTER)
  4. Open My Computer, go to your C: drive and you will find a text file called fixya or fixya.txt, which contains all the information.
  5. Come back here and paste the information in a comment.
Let me know if this was helpful and what you found out!


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Cannot connect to internet

Make the Ip address similary to the router, example should work.
SUbnet mask will then fill in automaticaly, just leave it
then Default gateway will be the routers IP.
the dns server would be the ip of your internet provider. I would leave it blank at first, see if it will work then. If not, then ask your service provider for it. If they give u a number, then you will have to go into the router properties, and change the dns and stuff like that in there aswell.
good luck

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Router connecting to Linksys USB adapter

to confirm if your Network adapter's assigned IP, subnet, Gateway & DNS
  • Start > Run > cmd
  • at cmd prompt type: ipconfig /all
  • look at the parameters given to your Network Device that is connected to the router (IP, Subnet, Gateway & DNS Servers.
  • Verify those addresses if they are reachable by pingging. Check your IP, Gateway, then check for the DNS Addresses. Type cmd prompt: ping ip_address << do not omit the periods between the numbers.
  • See if there are replies from those addresses. if you get Request timed out, tell us here which part you get one. if you can receive a reply from those addresses (gateway & DNS Servers) definitely you are already connected to the internet. Just check your Browser's connection setting.

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Cant connect to dns server

What is the OS?
What IP address do you get?
Do you have a 3d party firewall?
What encryption are you using?
Please learn how to use your capital key and to punctuate your sentences to make your posts easier to read.

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