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Websites only accessible by IP address and not by URL - no DNS


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#1 ptak30

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 03:41 AM

Windows XP Pro SP3. I had a number of problems with this PC and was on the point of abandoning the OS but through searches on this site, I have managed to resolve a lot of the problems, which started when trying to uninstall AVG.  Nearly all the damage that caused, seems to be corrected. I still have one problem. The PC is connected by cable to a router which provides Broadband facilities to a home network. The network connection was hanging at "trying to acquire an address", so I gave it a static IP, which I set in the router's config as well. I had earlier re-installed the Netgear adapter driver. Now, in Firedox I can connect to sites only if I supply their IP addresses, but not if I supply the URL.

Trying to start the DHCP client doesn't work. In a thread here, it was suggested  that removing the DependOnService entry in the registry might help, but that didn't work either. There were a lot of warnings in the event log concerning TCP/IP. Resetting the TCP/IP connection via "netsh int ip rest restlog.txt"  removed the manual adjustments I had made and set me back to the "trying to acquire an address" point.

I ran tdsskiller from this site but it found nothing. I also ran FSS, last night, and I am attaching the FSS.txt.

I would be grateful for any help or suggestions.

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#2 ElfBane

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 03:50 AM

This may help ... http://community.linksys.com/t5/Wireless-Routers/A-static-IP-with-DHCP/td-p/124444 .



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 05:06 AM

Thanks for the reply The link suggests what I had already done to get the connection past the " trying to obtain IP address" point - I supplied the static address and the gateway and the DNS server (Google's free DNS server 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4) in the TCP/IP protocol Advanced Properties.

UPDATE  In the light of that link, I decided to remove the static address and go to automatic. I had made some changes to the registry while in the static position so I thought it may be worth trying going to automatic. Hooray. This is being written from within Wiin XP Pro and another problem has been solved - I've got my browser back to where it was before the disaster. Thanks once again for the link - it was just what I needed.


Edited by ptak30, 17 July 2014 - 05:48 AM.


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Posted 21 July 2014 - 02:35 PM

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