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Windows Vista Dns Resolution


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#1 rexifelis

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 12:07 PM

we have had much frustration on campus for fixing windows vista dns resolution problems via wireless

many frustrated users and help desk people

i booted once into safe mode with networking... and it resolved all addresses fine!

searched for what services were loading automatically... but were not currently loaded.

one entry (im used to xp's services) was one "ip helper service" which sends IPv6 data across IPv4 connections... disabled this service... restarted the machine in normal mode and BINGO!!!! :huh: :huh: it started resolving addresses just fine! give this a try on your own vista machines... it has worked so far on about 40 laptops using wireless (never had problems with ethernet connections).

good luck!!

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forgot to mention... our wireless devices are manufactured by colubris

Edited by rexifelis, 29 August 2007 - 01:33 PM.

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 05:42 AM

Great fix!!! I'm going to use it for our local ISP that doesn't support Vista! The IPHelper service lets you use IPv6 over an IPv4 network - so if the IPv4 network can't handle IPv6 traffic, the connection may not work. That way you'll only have IPv6 when logged onto an IPv6 network. Here's a link to the Black Viper description: http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/Services/IP_Helper.htm

2 other things that you can do:

1) Disable IPv6 in your network connections (The only program (that I know of) that uses this is the new "Meeting Space" program in Windows).
2) Disable the DHCP Broadcast Flag by following these directions: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928233
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