Computer keeps losing DNS?
Posted on 2007-12-05
I'm at my wits end here. My machine will randomly stop allowing me to surf the internet. I'm not quite sure what to check next, so here I am looking for any other ideas.
Here's what I have:
Currently running Server 2003 x64. Previously running XP x32 on an older motherboard with a different NIC. Computer is running VMWare 5.5.5 which is used for my work and development machines.
Here's what's happening:
At various times throughout the day, I will not be able to get out to google.com (for example, no web sites will load). I am able to ping google.com from a command prompt and get responses. When I run nslookup I get this:
C:\Documents and Settings\chris>nslookup google.com
*** Can't find server name for address 192.168.1.1: Non-existent domain
Addresses: 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206
This was happening both under XP and with 2003. At the same time that I can't access google.com, I can go into one of my virtual machines and surf without issue.
I've searched for similar problems and tried the recommended solutions to no avail. I've looked through the event logs, but am not seeing anything that stands out as a problem.
Also, it's intermittent and will correct itself in 5-10 minutes. And it fails in both IE and Firefox.
Anyone know of anything else I can check or look for. I'm not running any firewall software currently. If a list of software loaded would help, I can provide that.
(also, I'm not quite sure which zone would be best for this. so many choices. if there is a better zone than the one(s) I've selected, please let me know)