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Master Geek
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Topic # 12893 12-Apr-2007 11:26
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Hi - I've never been keen on OS upgrades (rather do a fresh install) but thought I'd give it a try with my Asus R2H.
Vista upgrade finally arrived from Moduslink and I followed all the instructions, grabbed latest drivers from Asus and ploughed ahead.

Everything is working OK except DNS. I can ping ip addresses ok, but a ping to eg returns: Ping request could not find host

I found an article on turning off autotuning (netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled) but no difference.

Any ideas before I blow it away and start from fresh? Cheers, matt...

Edit: just noticed it won't pick up a dhcp address either, have to manually assign ip to get any connectivity so it's all looking a bit pear shaped.

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Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 66918 12-Apr-2007 13:25

that netsh command is for disabling/enabling the TCP sliding window auto-tuning option, don't think that would help your DNS issue.
what happens if you manually set a DNS server? (other than your router's inbuilt DNS proxy)

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 66920 12-Apr-2007 13:31
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Tried setting isp's ( dns 1 & 2 manually, but still no joy.  Will try a reboot with those set.....
(BTW, other xp machines connected to the same adsl router are still working ok)

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Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 66927 12-Apr-2007 14:02

perhaps try turning off Vista's firewall and any Zonealarm -type firewall that is running?

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 66929 12-Apr-2007 14:14
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Good idea, I just tried safe mode with networking support and dns worked fine! So must be some service/program/firewall interfering.

Thanks Barf, I'll just have o trudge through turning things off till I find it ;-)

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