I'm working on a standalone PC Windows 7 32-bit. I need to fix my hosts file for an Oracle installation.
I installed a loopback adapter as required so now I have 2 network cards, one static IP for the loopback adapter and one DHCP for dynamic DNS resolution. For my Oracle Forms, I need to test the Forms in my own browser, so DNS must be able to resolve back to my PC.
If I ping, I get correct answers, but if I do a nslookup, it fails on all my hosts file entries due to 'non-existing domain'. In nslookup the IP address returned is my ISP IP address and then follows the message that the ISP server could not find the domain. One exception is that when I nslookup the loopback adapter, the DNS request times out.
I am not working on a Windows server so I cannot configure my DNS locally. Instead, my DNS name resolution is done via my ISP. They do not supply DNS server IP addresses and told me to use 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52, apparently belonging to Google. That did not work.
Everywhere on the web the solutions are for Windows Servers to configure a reverse lookup zone and create a PTR record. Is there a solution for Windows 7 Professional and a Belkin router? I am not a network person so I feel really lost. All help will be appreciated!