win xp:  nslookup fails, ie fails, telnet fails, ftp fails, ping ext ip works, pin domain in hostfile works -- am very stuck

Posted on 2004-04-12
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
windows xp behind a linksys
on which solaris machine is just fine

dhcp enabled

i can ping the ip for yahoo
i can ping by name things i put in the hosts file

but i cannot get nslookup to work
i cannot telnet or ftp or browse w/ ie even the domains in my hosts file

I have gone through all sorts of stuff nothing makes any difference
Question by:esturner3
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ID: 10808383
What are you using for DNS?  Is it coming from your ISP via DHCP?

You might try resetting your TCP/IP stack:
 Click Start->Run->CMD <enter>
 at the prompt, type:

 netsh int ip reset > c:\resetlog.txt <enter>

Netsh references:

To reset your windows sockets, download and run the following:

 Manual method can be accomplished by deleting the following two keys in the registry:
 and then reboot

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ID: 10808403
yes dns coming from isp -- will try these things.

Author Comment

ID: 10808508
the nest sh command fails one or more essential parameters not entered
the winsock xp fix was run without effect
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Expert Comment

ID: 10808517
Try each item one at a time from command prompt:


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ID: 10808541
deleted address mask and seed
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ID: 10808561
Try going into device manager (start->Run->devmgmt.msc) and remove your network adapter - reboot - xp should reinstall it...

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ID: 10808563
i had put it all in on one line before -- maybe did not like that
but in any case has made no difference.
do i need to reboot? or now do ipconfig /renew?

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ID: 10808571
will do
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ID: 10808658
now booting -- detected hdw -- opened network setup -- renamed computer cyborg, kept degault workgroup mshome  -- now restarting.....

Author Comment

ID: 10808728
not yet operational
it obtained a lease
got the dns numbers

shows no wins server -- does it nee one of these?
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Expert Comment

ID: 10808755
WINS may be needed internally to get to any other local clients - but it's not necessary for internet communication...

So - it's still not working?

You might want to make sure your system is clean...

Check these links for online virus scanners.  It's recommended to run at least two of these.  
  Norton/Symantec -->
  Trend Micro -->
  Panda ActiveScan-->
  McAfee Security -->
  Stinger -->

These links Check for Spyware:
  Spybot-S&D -->
  HijackThis -->
  Ad-Aware -->
  Web Shredder-->
  Pest Patrol -->
  PCHell removal->

  Make sure that after downloading these, that you update them.  It helps to try at least two of these.
  If all else fails, download HijackThis and post the log that is generated after running it on your system.

Author Comment

ID: 10808764
ty but is is brand clean :)

Author Comment

ID: 10808783
gonna try the netsh gui

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ID: 10808855
scanned every uption on netsh diag gui -- everything passed including ping the dns servers -- something i had already verified manually

nonetheless -- nslookup of gives me

cant find server name for address  dns ip 1

cant fine server name for address dns ip2

hit 2 sec timeout on each

default servers are not available

will run norton av just for fun -- but this is a virgin system

Author Comment

ID: 10808975
son of a gun!

i put this computer behing my other router which is a netgear fvs318 -- rebooted it and it works great

i am going to use the linksys for target practice!

thanks sirbounty goor good help i learned a lot

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sirbounty earned 125 total points
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Hmm- I wouldn't use it for target practice - that's the router I use.
A couple of options - if you still want to get it working...
Start->Run->CMD <enter>


Post a copy of IP.TXT here...

Also - regardless if it's a virgin system - you still have a potential to get victimized by a worm if you're connected to the internet (unlikely behind a NAT router though)

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sirbounty was very helpful and fast, although it turned out that changing to a different router solved the problem. Thanks.

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