Monday, April 4, 2011

Windows 7 wireless problem: connecting with DNS server

This solution is for the below reported problem:
"When I connect wireless to my router I can't have internet access with my browser! Skype is working though! What's going wrong?"

The problem is that the machine doesn't get the correct DNS address, so the browser can't translate e.g. to it's numeric IP address. If you put instead it should work!
To solve entirely this problem you have to change your network settings in order to get DNS automatically.
So you have to simply follow these steps:
1. Click on Start and then Control Panel.
2. Go to Networking and sharing center and then click on Change adapter settings.
3. Right click on Local Area Connection and choose properties.
4. Highlight Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) and click on Properties.
5. Choose Obtain DNS server address automatically and press Ok (it might be already ok, see IPv4 as well).
6. Choose Obtain IP address automatically.
7. Repeat the steps for Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) as well.