Problem with DNS

Posted on 2009-12-28
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I cannot connect to a wireless network with my Toshiba Satellite running Windows 7 Ultimate x32. In the Computer Management there is a error "Name resolution for the name wpad.local timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded".
The error identifier in Computer Management is 1014.
Also I can't find ipconfig.exe in the system32 folder.
A different computer (VM on XP) running windows 7 installed from the same windows 7 disk has no problem.
Question by:hello_everybody
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    Accepted Solution

    Enter command line prompt (windows button + R ->cmd  or Start -> type cmd in search for programs and files) and then try ipconfig. If you will not be able to reach ipconfig - there is possibility you have some sort of malware in your computer.
    If you will reach ipconfig, then type ipconfig /all to check if your DNS is correct. Try nslookup command to see if it will start without error. Also try nslookup to resolve DNS - try
    Also check if internet is working, try pinging exteral IP, for example If you will get request timed out - you have internet problem.
    Vaidas Paulauskis
    LVL 22

    Assisted Solution

    Try flushing the DNS :
    Run :  C:\>ipconfig /flushdns
    LVL 22

    Assisted Solution

    Reset your TCP/IP.... it will clear everything back to new. From the command prompt type:
    Netsh Winsock Reset
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    Author Comment

    Thanks to you all I tried flushing the DNS before posting but forgot to mention it, but no avail.

    I discovered the problem was with the access point on the wireless network I was trying to access.

    Thanks again.

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