[How-To] Unifi DNS Problems? Here’s a Fix for Windows XP/7

Lately a lot of complaints have been coming in about TM‘s high speed broadband service here in Malaysia dubbed as Unifi. Many user complain about DNS server not responding or not available. I myself have encountered this problem many times and have been hard pressed to find a solution. This becomes particularly frustrating when you are a heavy user and constantly need a connection. Having many devices hooked up to the same line can cause problems too. Curiously , the DNS error commonly only effects PCs that are directly connected and not through WiFi. There is a simple solution that requires some tweaks to be done in your internet settings. The solution is to use either Google’s Public DNS or OpenDNS.

Fill these DNS addresses in the respective fields.

Google Public DNS 

Primary: 8.8.8.8

Secondary:8.8.4.4

OpenDNS

Primary: 208.67.222.222

Secondary: 208.67.220.220

Set up Google Public DNS / OpenDNS on Windows XP

1. Print this out if you are concerned that you won’t remember the details. You could lose your internet connection if something doesn’t go well. You can reverse any changes you make here by following these steps.

2. Open up the Control Panel and click Network and Internet Connections.

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2. Then click Network Connections.

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4. Select your active internet connection and right click on it.

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5. Select the TCP/IP service in the list and then click on the Properties button.

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6. Look for the DNS section. If there are already numbers listed in there, be sure to write them down so that you can put things back the way they were if Google’s DNS doesn’t work out for you. If the obtain automaticallybutton is filled, select the use the followingbutton. Then enter in these two numbers ( 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 ) into the DNS section as shown. Click OK to finish up.

googdns-xp-ip-props

7. Open up your web browser and surf around awhile. If you aren’t getting anywhere, try a reboot.

Set up Google Public DNS / OpenDNS on Windows 7

1. Print this out if you are concerned that you won’t remember the details. You could lose your internet connection if something doesn’t go well. You can reverse any changes you make here by following these steps.

2. Open up the Control Panel, then select Network and Internet.

googdns-win7-control-panel

3. Select Network and Sharing Center.

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4. Select Change adapter settings.

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5. Right click on your current internet connection and choose Properties.

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6. Select the TCP/IPv4service in the list, then click the Propertiesbutton.

googdns-win7-local-connection-props

7. Look for the DNS section. If there are already numbers listed in there, be sure to write them down so that you can put things back the way they were if Google’s DNS doesn’t work out for you. If the obtain automaticallybutton is filled, select the use the followingbutton. Then enter in these two numbers ( 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 ) into the DNS section as shown. Click OK to finish up.

googdns-win7-ip-props

8. Open up your web browser and surf around awhile. If you aren’t getting anywhere, try a reboot.

Source : Techiebuzz

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