Updating windows 8 and right after restarting, the DNS Server problem raised up out of no where
Today why the sun was shining ;), and everything was fine, my laptop notified me that, hey, you need you to update your windows. Alright, let’s do it to enjoy new security patches and fixes that Microsoft usually provides for us, 😀 right after updating and restarting, I couldn’t get access to the internet anymore. I could ping, but no application could access to the internet. Hey Mr Trouble (windows) I updated you to fix your problem, not to create new problems. I checked the firewall, Antivirus, and malware scanners. Everything was fine. Here are the steps I have gone through to solve the problem.
Restarting the Router:
Sorry, I am not the network administrator, so I don’t have any physical access to restart the university network. I couldn’t go for it, so let’s try the rest of option that I could try to solve it. Obviously I couldn’t restart the router to the default setting.
Renew IP addresses
I tried the “ipconfig/release” and ipconfig/renew commands, but it didn’t work
Restarting the DNS and DHCP services
Let’s try services.msc (just type it in your Run), I just checked if DNS and DHCP services are not stopped for any unexpected reason. Both of their status were running, although I restart it. (This is windows, always restart is the first option). Nothing happened.
Should I Flush the DNS?
Hey Sina lets flush the DNS maybe it worked. I ran the “ipconfig/flushdns” and then “ipconfig/registerdns”.
Did it work? Hell nooo.
Open DNS or Google DNS
Alright buddy let’s try googleDNS/openDNS
It worked yeaaaaa \m/.
Hey Mr Microsoft, this is why people prefer to go for Linux/Mac. You wanted to fix some issues; you made some new issues for me today. Although, Dear Linux has her own complicated problems, still I prefer Ms. Linux J