Losing internet connection

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by dvm, Nov 18, 2005.

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    dvm Guest

    I'm having an internet connection problem. It appears to be a url/ip
    address translation issue. What happens is when trying to bring up IE
    I get that annoying error "page not found". If I bring up a command
    window and try to ping something like 'www.yahoo.com' I get a 'host
    error' or something like 'host does not exist'. But if I ping a known
    ip address (like the actual ip address for www.yahoo.com), it comes
    back just fine.

    I'm thinking this might be caused by some kind of hijackware or other
    malware. If I restore my system to an earlier date it will work for
    awhile then fail again.

    The system is xp on a lan going to a dsl connection. The other systems
    work just fine, only this system is affected. I would appreciate any
    ideas... oh yeah, I did run spybot, adaware, and hijackthis with no

    dvm, Nov 18, 2005
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    Mark VB Guest

    Did you already check that this PC uses the same dns-server as your
    other PC's ?

    Mark Van Borm
    Mark VB, Nov 18, 2005
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    Duane Arnold Guest

    wrote in @g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com:
    Your ISP has a DNS server on their network so that when you eneter
    www.yahoo.com, it looks up that www.yahoo.com and converts it to an IP.
    For some reason, that is not happening for you on that machine.

    You can do an IPconfig /all at the Command Prompt and see if the
    machine's NIC is showing valid IP(s) for the ISP's DNS servers.

    Duane :)
    Duane Arnold, Nov 19, 2005
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    dennis Guest

    I'll give that a shot.... thanks

    dennis, Nov 19, 2005
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    dennis Guest

    i'll give that a shot... thanks

    dennis, Nov 19, 2005
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    Fakename Guest

    Malware was my first thought too. I've seen lots of malware that does
    crap like this.
    Fakename, Nov 20, 2005
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