@Home users---> Are you still having issues with the DNS servers?

j0lly

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The dns error has been appearing for the past few days. Is there a remedy for this problem except to resolve the IP and then connect? Everything else (AIM etc.) works just fine.
 

NikPreviousAcct

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DNS problems may continue until Sunday night or Monday morning. That's an estimated ETA that we've been given.

Nik
 

j0lly

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<< DNS problems may continue until Sunday night or Monday morning. That's an estimated ETA that we've been given.

Nik
>>



Ahh a fellow Oregonian.

Thanks. :)
 

Lars

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I changed from Adelphia@home to Adelphia Powerlink on Monday.
No problems over here in Colorado.
 

j0lly

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AT&T is promising a 2 for 1 credit on my next months bill for each day of downtime. It is not a big deal since I am rarely home. But, I am pretty sure that this issue will get resolved quickly. :)
 

NikPreviousAcct

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<< AT&T is promising a 2 for 1 credit on my next months bill for each day of downtime. It is not a big deal since I am rarely home. But, I am pretty sure that this issue will get resolved quickly. :) >>

With a 2 for 1, you bet your ass we're working as fast as we can! ;)

Nik
 

DaveJ

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Oct 9, 1999
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Yeah, I'm currently using my work's DNS server and gateway to get on, otherwise I get nothing at all.... Basically I wait for them to give me an IP, then hardcode it and plug in the new DNS and gateway, and I'm good for another 12 hours or so... I have no idea why it works that way, I shouldn't be able to surf using the work gateway address, but hey.... :)

Dave
 

Sir Fredrick

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Oct 14, 1999
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I managed to find an ATT DNS server that worked for me. I changed my network settings manually and have been using that since. I just got a call today saying that the network was up, despite having been able to access the internet for the last few days (after I changed the DNS server), so I may be able to set it back to auto detecting the DNS server...I don't have the energy to try anything with that until after my finals.
 

galperi1

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If you have Win2k or XP do this... it worked GREAT for me

go into admin tools...services...stop the dns client, set it to manual...restart your computer.
 

Sir Fredrick

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Here's what I did to resolve my dns issues. Must be running Win2k to do this...

Run
ipconfig /all

look at DNS servers:

if there are 4 listed, then your problem is similar to mine.

try pinging all 4 DNS servers and see which ones are "live".
If all 4 are responding to pings, then you'll need to do further testing.

Test out the DNS servers by doing this:
run nslookup
type server x.x.x.x.x
where x.x.x.x.x is one of the DNS server's IP addresses
hit enter and then type in some domain names such as forums.anandtech.com or www.cnn.com
if the DNS server gives you an IP address, then it's a working DNS server, change your network settings so that you specify that DNS server. I found two that worked for me, but neither was working very consistently. I set the better one as the primary server, and the more inconsistent one as the secondary server. I've been able to find every site I can think of.

This fix doesn't require a reboot either.
 

narzy

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Feb 26, 2000
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we are FFm? I though we were Denie denie denie?!?!

they's be workin on it.
 

NikPreviousAcct

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<< we are FFm? I though we were Denie denie denie?!?!

they's be workin on it.
>>

You mean "deny"? You can't prove that I work for AT&T, and I didn't say it outright. ;)

Nik
 

AkumaBao

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Aug 14, 2001
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I just saw today on the "Tech Channel" that thanx to Cox, and AOL, that our providers have 3 months to make, or find their own providers. Microsoft is trying to buy the whole thing just so AOL can't have any part of it. Geez.. I wish they would quit trying to "rule" the computer industry. It's bad enough most all people are stuck with Windows.
 

j0lly

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Jul 30, 2001
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I achieved a decent level of consistency with Sir Fredrick's suggestions. Thanks. :)
 

LucJoe

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Jan 19, 2001
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I'm running XP and it still won't work for me. It works fine on my roommate's computer though (running Win98).

I've resolved to just use my alternate connection until ATT gets their stuff straightened out.
I would have thought they might have done this BEFORE they decided to move hundreds of thousands of people to their network.
 

Unsickle

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Feb 1, 2000
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I'm cable-less still. My next-door neighbor has been up since Monday.

I did get the AT&T splash page once, but then it stopped working. The cable modem tries to find the cable signal, then all LEDs flash and it rests (repeat this loop).

No luck calling AT&T... they're just not contactable at the moment.

DAMN
 

Moonbeam

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Nov 24, 1999
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My neighbor is back up and ran the conversion program from @home to @attbi but I'm still dead in the water. Called At&t and after a three hour hold got a senior tech who told me that my adapter address was not one of the two they have registered and I have to go find one of those nics, or wait and regester the new one and wait an unknown time for it to take effect.
 

Sir Fredrick

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<< I achieved a decent level of consistency with Sir Fredrick's suggestions. Thanks. :) >>



No problem. :) I felt like a hacker figuring that out. ;)