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Ethernet adapter (potentially DNS) issues

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#1 Waveformal


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Posted 08 October 2015 - 12:14 AM

Good morning!


I've been having a rather pecuilar problem for a couple of days now involving the networking on my windows 10 desktop. For somewhere around 3 years my computer's been exclusivly using it's ethernet port to connect to the LAN and internet, only recently (a month or so ago) did I add a wireless card.


For approximatly a week now my computer has been unable to access the internet over Ethernet (the problem began shortly after I swapped my DNS settings on the adapter to a new server in the US) and having it enabled at all will bring my wifi connection offline as well. I've reset the DNS settings from Network Connections -> Ethernet -> Properties ->IPV4 -> Properties to no avail, including the google DNS servers and my router's dns settings.


It's important to note that the computer can still ping and connect to other machines on the LAN when using Ethernet.


A more hardware-savvy friend suggested I buy an Ethernet to USB adapter but I'd really like to make sure all other options are exhausted before I do that.


Has anyone experienced this problem before? I appreciate any pointers or tips that you offer.





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Posted 09 October 2015 - 04:46 AM

I'd suggest posting over in the Networking forum for more expert assistance:  http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/21/networking/

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