I am back again with the same problem if you remember me a couple weeks ago.
It is involving Runescape.com and how I cannot connect to it. I type http://www.runescape.com into the url and I get a page back that looks similar to this ... Cannot Display Page - DNS Error
I know the website is working for everyone or this would be a major problem, so it has to be something specific on my end, but I have not got a clue as to what the problem would be.
Here is the problem:
Runescape (RS) usually works for me, but once every month or so, it decides to be stubborn and not work. The time it does not work for me while it is being stubborn varies, but it is usually around a few days to a week. After a few days or so, it magically decides to work again without me doing anything to fix it.
I am pretty sure the problem has nothing to do with:
-Internet connnection (every other page works for me besides RS)
-The same issue with all the computers linked to the router do not work for RS (aka. all computers in my house don't work for RS)
-Any updates I need to install (like Java or anything like that)
-Flushing the DNS using command prompt does not work
-Manually restarting modem and waiting 30 seconds to connect it again is useless
-Restarting computer does nothing
I also found this to be very odd as well. I "nslookup runescape.com" in the command prompt while RS was working for me and I got back this:
These are all the possible IP addresses for RS, and yes I have tried typing them in while RS does not work, but it brings me to a similar page if I was to "View a cached copy of the web page." When I try doing a similar thing, "ping runescape.com", when RS is not working, I get back a completly different response ... "Ping request could not find host runescape.com. Please check the name and try again."
As you could assume, this is very annoying. The problem has being going on for a year or so, and I have tried to get help many times for it before, but nothing seems to works. The company, Runescape, has a forums section involving game issues, but a Forum Moderator said he has never seen this issue before and has no idea what is going on, nevertheless how to fix it. I have posted here once before and no results either, but I am hopeful. Any ideas would even be helpful at this time.
Edited by Josh3, 22 February 2010 - 05:51 PM.