Posted 28 May 2010 - 05:18 PM
First off, let me state that I do not have an internet connection of my own (struggling student with more important bills right now). I am, however, lucky enough to live next door to a High School which broadcasts an open wireless signal. Well, for the past few months I have been able to access the network with no problems. I have my laptop (which is important because I go to an online college) and my PS3 that connect to that open network. The other day I tried to open Firefox only to be greeted by a page saying; "A network error has occurred and the page could not be loaded". So, I turn on the PS3 and try to log on to my PSN account and it fails. I went to the wireless connections test and started. The IP address succeeds, but the internet connection fails. It gives a slightly more accurate description of the problem; "Error connecting to server. This is a DNS error (801??????). I have no idea why I can't access this network now, when I had absolutely no problem a week or even a month ago. I'm not trying to "steal" internet. Accessing any network that the administrator has failed to secure is 100% legal. I'm actually not sure whether the signal I'm picking up is the High School or my next door neighbor to tell the truth. Either way, it is an open, unsecured network. My neighbor wouldn't mind if I borrowed his internet (but, I don't think he'd really care for me asking for "DNS numbers" or asking him to occasionally reset his modem). If I can figure out the PS3 I'm positive I can get the laptop back on (which I really need SOON). I've tried DNS numbers I found on some sites but none of them work. I've tried: 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 208.6?.222.222, 208.6?.220.220 and all that but no luck. If anyone has any advice or possibly a solution for the DNS #s problem I would greatly appreciate your help.