I have simple NetBEUI networking and TCP/IP installed on my laptop.
Some weeks back I added TCP/IP to my Ehternet adapter, and internet sharing to
my desktop, so I could surf from on my laptop through my desktop connection.
My Network properties look like this:
Client for Microsoft Networks.
Intel 8255x-based PCI Ethnert Adapter (10/100)
NETGEAR WG511 54mbps Wireless PC Card
Toshiba FIR Port Type-O
NetBEUI -> the Ethernet Adapter
TCP/IP -> all three
File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks
All settings are to automatic detection.
My LAN connection settings in Internet Options are to automatic detection.
All went well until my browser couldn't find the "server or dns". This has
continued for weeks despite my attempts to fix it.
The browser connects OK, but then lossed the DNS server after 5 or 10 minutes.
It happens on any connection, dial-up, various wireless broadcast, my internet
It happens with any browser, MSIE, Netscape, Mozilla, Opera.
It never fails. The browser connection never returns. Sometimes it chokes for a
while before I get the error message, usually not.
It does not happen with email, ftp, telnet etc.. They remain uneffected.
Winipcfg retains the correct network information, which I renew before surfing,
even though the browser returns dns errors.
Restarting network connection does not help.
Removing NetBEUI or other protocals and adopters does not help.
Not logging onto network doesn't help.
Setting the TCP/IP binding in use as default protocal doesn't help.
Renewing the IP configuration doesn't help.
Logging off and on doesn't help.
The only thing that works is a reboot.
I can't undo it! I uninstalled all networking, including dial-up, reinstalled
win98se, reinstalled Netgear wireless only, took it to a cafe to test. Still
had the problem.
Any ideas would be appreciated!