Just a thought.
by MarkFlax - 7/13/08 2:12 PM
In Reply to: Re: THANKS by kiyaamajioyi
The ZoneAlarm clash with one of the recent Windows Updates caused a problem with DNS. ZoneAlarm is a firewall, and as you say you are using McAfee as a firewall, I doubt you will also have ZoneAlarm installed. If you do, you should only have one.
There have been no reported problems with this Windows Update and McAfee as far as I know, but it would do no harm to check your settings further.
I am not sure why you mention Proxy settings. If you access the internet through a Proxy server then I know little about that. You say you check the proxy for IE and it is set to automatically detect settings, but is the Proxy server option selected, and if so, are there figures in the Address field and Port field?
If not, do some more checking as follows;
If you have a My Network Places icon on your Desktop, open it, and click View Connections on the left. If you don't, goto the Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections > Network Connections.
Find your network connection and highlight it. Then right click it and select Properties. In the new window, under the General tab, there should be a list of connection items. Scroll down until you see Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and highlight it. Do not de-select it. Click the Properties button.
What I believe you should have under the General tab is as follows;
1] "Obtain an IP address automatically" should be selected.
2] "Obtain DNS server address automatically" should be selected.
If the "Use the following DNS server addresses" is selected instead and there are IP numbers in the 2 boxes below, then that may be the cause of your problem.
If that "Use the following DNS server addresses" is the one selected, then it may be that this is because you are using DSL broadband or because you are using a proxy server. But I don't know about either so I can't help.
However, if DSL should still have DNS servers obtained automatically and/or you are not using proxy servers, then I believe option 2 above should be applied. But make a note of the DNS server IP numbers in those boxes just in case.
It's up to you to change this if the settings above are not the same as yours. it worked for me, but my own problem was caused by the clash between ZoneAlarm and that Windows update.
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