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    Site canít be reached because server DNS address could not be found


    I am getting this right after the 1809 update which got pulled and I am back to 1803. My network card driver got wiped out with that disaster update, something got updated. I reinstalled the driver and now the networking is back but I frequently get this in chrome and all other networking activity is paused so it's not just Chrome. For example Netflix also malfunctions.
    I never had this before.
    There are no issues with other computers using the same wi-fi.

    This site canít be reached because server DNS address could not be found
    Last edited by dictum; 16 Oct 2018 at 19:43.
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  2. Stitch194's Avatar
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    Have you attempted to run Troubleshoot Wifi problems in Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot and, or Ctrl. Panel > Troubleshooting > Network & Internet.
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    Stitch194 said:
    Have you attempted to run Troubleshoot Wifi problems in Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot and, or Ctrl. Panel > Troubleshooting > Network & Internet.

    I have and it's absolutely useless. It cannot find a problem. It's intermittent. It will work for 30-45 minutes then suddenly freeze for 3 minutes. Then start working again.
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  4. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Check to see if IPV6 is enabled in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center

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    Have you confirmed that your DNS settings didn't change?

    I have had issues in the past where, for no obvious reason, my network settings changed to "auto-everything".
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    Ztruker said:
    Check to see if IPV6 is enabled in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center
    IPV6 is enabled.
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    I did update the driver. The card is:

    Killer Wireless 1535 Network adapter

    When the Win update wiped it out, I installed a fresh one. I just noticed that it defaulted to the 2015 version of the driver. Now I installed the 2017 version of the driver, driver version 12.0.0.448

    I am hoping that will fix it.
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  8. Posts : 470
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    I also clicked off "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power".

    Not sure if relevant or the cause here but it seems unnecessary.
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    lehnerus2000 said:
    Have you confirmed that your DNS settings didn't change?
    I have had issues in the past where, for no obvious reason, my network settings changed to "auto-everything".
    I had my settings on 'auto-everything' since forever and it worked. And that's what they are now.

    I reset the DNS servers from auto to this:


    • OpenDNS addresses: 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220

    It only took it for IPV4, for IPV6, said invalid entry.
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    dictum said:
    I had my settings on 'auto-everything' since forever and it worked. And that's what they are now.
    Fair enough.

    dictum said:
    I reset the DNS servers from auto to this:


    • OpenDNS addresses: 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220

    It only took it for IPV4, for IPV6, said invalid entry.
    IPv6 addresses use a different format to IPv4.

    I've always hated IPv6 because the designers chose a confusing way of displaying the notation (when it is compacted).

    You need to use something like:

    compacted = 2620:0:ccc::2
    actual = 2620:0000:0ccc:0000:0000:0000:0000:0002


    Have a look at this page:
    https://support.opendns.com/hc/en-us...s-for-OpenDNS-
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