Have to click twice to load web pages

Posted on 2004-12-01
Last Modified: 2013-11-13
I have to keep refreshing a web page twice ore three times before it loads correctly.   I used IE, OPERA, and NETSCAPE but have the this problem in all.  It gives me a ' page cannot be displayed; Cannot find server or DNS Error' error.

Question by:kaushalshah
    LVL 95

    Expert Comment

    by:Lee W, MVP

    Expert Comment

    How many DNS servers are configured on your machine?  Is it windows XP home or pro? what is your network like, is it a domain, workgroup, home network? What kind of internet connection is it, an office LAN, dial-up, cable modem, etc.
    Are you using XP SP2 Windows Firewall?

    Author Comment

    i have

    xp pro
    the problem exists with wireless or ethernet
    the internet connection is a college campus network
    i am not using sp2 firewall, because I have sygate firewall.  but i also disabled that
    i am using a wireless router at home and it listed two dns servers

    Accepted Solution

    It sounds like a DNS issue.

    Phone your campus helpdesk or visit their website to determine if your router is using the correct DNS servers.

    Go into the Network Connections, right click the active connection then click properties then go into TCP/IP properties; list ONLY ONE DNS server there. Test your Internet conenction in a browser, then do the same thing for the second DNS server.

    My guess is that one of the DNS servers is down or not working properly, so your computer has to do multiple lookups.

    Author Comment

    i'll try that x13 and get back to you.

    Author Comment

    It seems to be only a wireless issue.   It works fine with cable.

    Featured Post

    IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

    Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

    Join & Write a Comment

    Suggested Solutions

    Title # Comments Views Activity
    string initialization in java 11 94
    Add mobile access to browser application 3 108
    copyEvens challenge 6 47
    matchUp  challenge 9 51
    There is an easy way, in .NET, to centralize the treatment of all unexpected errors. First of all, instead of launching the application directly in a Form, you need first to write a Sub called Main, in a module. Then, set the Startup Object to th…
    Windows Script Host (WSH) has been part of Windows since Windows NT4. Windows Script Host provides architecture for building dynamic scripts that consist of a core object model, scripting hosts, and scripting engines. The key components of Window…
    This theoretical tutorial explains exceptions, reasons for exceptions, different categories of exception and exception hierarchy.
    The viewer will be introduced to the technique of using vectors in C++. The video will cover how to define a vector, store values in the vector and retrieve data from the values stored in the vector.

    732 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    18 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now