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Wireless DNS Issues

Last response: in Windows 7
January 27, 2010 11:31:44 AM


I purchased a new laptop a few weeks ago, everything was fine until I started having BSOD's. Long story short, I'm getting new ram, but still have BSOD's. After doing a sfc /scannow, I found a problem, did a google search and tried to fix it myself based on the error reported.

I believe I broke it by doing this: using the first answer posted.

Here's the problems / symptoms:

1. I can ping an external IP address, but it cannot resolve the name correctly
2. This is only happening with my wireless connection
3. I've rebooted, done an ipconfig /renewdns and all that good stuff
4. Reinstalled the wireless drivers.
5. No problems with my ethernet
6. Rebooted both my router and modem

The laptop manufacturer recommended that I reinstall my OS after I called them saying my stick of memory isn't bad, but I really don't want to do that. This problem may or may not be different, but I've taken too much time figuring this out.

For the record, the sfc /scannow's problem was basically what was described in the link above.

I'll be more than happy to ship $10 paypal for anyone who can solve both of these problems, if it doesn't violate this site's TOS, or I'll send it to Haiti and post confirmation on here that I did so.

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January 27, 2010 11:34:14 PM

I'm a little confused. You said, you are "getting new ram".
Have you in fact installed the new RAM?

FYI - doing a sfc with bad RAM installed won't help.
January 28, 2010 11:04:24 AM

Correct. The issue isn't with the BSOD's, it's the wireless DNS problem. I got the new RAM and installed it yesterday.
January 28, 2010 10:06:17 PM

Figured it. When I had Dell diagnose my BSOD's, they installed something that apparently blocked it. I deleted that connection and it's working.