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    DNS problem xp workstation

    Got a workstation that wont ping domain names but will ip addresses
    nslookup on Google works comes back with ip addresses and aliases.
    have tried both manual set ip and dhcp set still same
    my laptop plugged into same router is fine (i am typing this on it)
    ping and tracert cannot resolve address.
    also done repair on lan connection
    Any ideas??/

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    Check the LAN IP settings on the machine for DNS, you can set this locally.
    Also check the "DNS Suffix for this connection" box within the Advanced TCP/IP Settings tab.

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    checked

    Yes i have checked those and are all identical to my working laptop.

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    update

    Not sure if this is relevant
    but tried to add new nic would always say cable unplugged
    tried to add wireless nic see network connects then disconnects immediately
    I have scanned this for viruses as a slave and under its own steam.
    tried a system restore as well
    running out of options now anyone got any ideas??

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    I would check the local "hosts" file on the PC just incase there is something funny going on in there.

    You can find it in : C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc

    Sometimes things can get added in here that makes ping do funny things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by imiddleton25 View Post
    Not sure if this is relevant
    but tried to add new nic would always say cable unplugged
    tried to add wireless nic see network connects then disconnects immediately
    I have scanned this for viruses as a slave and under its own steam.
    tried a system restore as well
    running out of options now anyone got any ideas??
    I will assume that when you add the new nic that the drivers went on OK?

    If the PC is not seeing the NIC then there is a hardware issue here that needs sorting, I see you did a system restore, you mabye faced with a complete vanilla (clean) rebuild

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    hosts

    Hosts is clean nothing added
    new nics did install fine
    now managed to get the wireless one connected but same issues
    that rules out hardware problems on nic.
    Been right through system uninstalled everything not needed but still same.
    There is a lot of software installed and folders of stuff all over the disk otherwise i would have done a clean install .but not going to be an solution i think.

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    When you select DHCP to assign an ip address do you get one from the router?

    If you do what is the IP address, subnet mask, default gateway and are there any DNS servers set?

    If you do get an IP then can you ping google?

    If you can can you access google via the web?
    Last edited by ICTNUT; 20th October 2008 at 09:52 AM. Reason: clarification

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    dhcp

    Yes tried dhcp and manual set

    can only ping ip addresses not names nslook up gives the correct results just ping,. tracert and browsing not working. Have had it on 2 routers with 2 different isp in 2 physically different locations. so its definatly something on machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by imiddleton25 View Post
    Yes tried dhcp and manual set

    can only ping ip addresses not names nslook up gives the correct results just ping,. tracert and browsing not working. Have had it on 2 routers with 2 different isp in 2 physically different locations. so its definatly something on machine
    You don't have a reverse lookup zone on your DNS server ? If so try deleting the entry for the rogue machine then run a repair on the NIC - it should release/renew IP settings and re-register on the DNS server

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    home

    this machine is at home so only thing it point to is router and router is gettting dns from isp
    other machines and an xbox all work fine just this one.

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    Have had this problem - fixed by turning off windows firewall

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