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Topic # 148863 3-Jul-2014 10:00
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Laptop Acer Aspire V5 Windows 8.1

Every few minutes, when I try to access any webpage via my home wifi, I get a "Webpage not Available" message.
If I right-click on the network icon and select "Troubleshoot Problems" i eventually get "DNS server isnt responding" If I then just click on "Reload" on the webpage its all OK again (until the next time, a few minutes later :-( )
When the laptop says it cant connect, other devices (phone, tablet) are able to connect just fine.
Does this mean I have a problem with the wifi adapter in the laptop?
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  Reply # 1079179 3-Jul-2014 10:16
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Are you using a Technicolor modem by any chance?



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  Reply # 1079181 3-Jul-2014 10:17
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No, its a TP-Link

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  Reply # 1079198 3-Jul-2014 10:20
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That eliminates the easy (known issue) solution then.

Is IP set via DHCP?



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  Reply # 1079204 3-Jul-2014 10:27
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Its operating as an access point. DHCP is disabled.



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  Reply # 1079206 3-Jul-2014 10:28
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Setup has been running fine for some time, problem has just arisen in the past week I guess.

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  Reply # 1079215 3-Jul-2014 10:43
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So if the TP-Link is an AP, what is the modem itself?



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  Reply # 1079276 3-Jul-2014 11:51
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Its a Huawei HG 659 from Vodafone

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  Reply # 1079287 3-Jul-2014 11:57
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Probably just the known Vodafone DNS problems.


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  Reply # 1079289 3-Jul-2014 12:01
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We're using a TL-WR1043ND as an AP, and have a similar issue. It was fine for over a year before the problem started. Changed to DD-WRT firmware and it seems to have improved, but the problem does return. I'm looking at replacing our Netcomm modem with an ASUS modem and might look at getting a new AP at the same time. 



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  Reply # 1079310 3-Jul-2014 12:53
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sbiddle: Probably just the known Vodafone DNS problems.



News to me, what is the voda problem?
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