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Old February 1st, 2008, 11:39 AM
pencilcrayons pencilcrayons is offline
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Network Error DNS server failure

"Network Error (dns_server_failure)

Your request could not be processed because an error occurred contacting the DNS server.
The DNS server may be temporarily unavailable, or there could be a network problem.

For assistance, contact your network support team."

Every time I try to access this specific website, I get this error message. It's been like this for 3 days. Any idea how to solve it?
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Old February 1st, 2008, 12:00 PM
Words Words is offline
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"DNS" is basically something the Internet uses to find websites. You could try the following:

flushdns:
1) Open a command prompt (Start -> Run -> Type "cmd" and press enter)
2) Type "ipconfig /flushdns" and press enter

Ask your ISP:
If the problem persists after having done the above, the problem may be with a router at your ISP. You may need to make them aware of the problem if they're not already.

Let me know if this works!
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Old February 1st, 2008, 01:32 PM
pencilcrayons pencilcrayons is offline
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Thanks for the help, Words.

I tried flushdns, it didn't work.

As for contacting my ISP, I think I'm going to do that. Unfortunately, it's a weekend today, so I have to wait till tomorrow to get a hold of them.

Any other ideas of how I could try to solve it myself?
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Old February 1st, 2008, 07:10 PM
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DNS errors are often a red herring - resolving the IP address is the first step of connecting, so if that fails you get an error. What it can often really mean is "can't connect to the internet at all"
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 01:28 AM
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True. I guess I assumed that pencilcrayons was using the same computer to ask his question that he was having problems on.

pencilcrayons: Sorry I don't know what else to try! If you are using a different computer to post here then Steven's absolutely right - do other websites work? Other than that I don't know. Maybe unplug your router for a while.

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DNS errors are often a red herring - resolving the IP address is the first step of connecting, so if that fails you get an error. What it can often really mean is "can't connect to the internet at all"
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 09:13 AM
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Ahh, I called my ISP and they told me how to fix it. They gave me a manual proxy to use, and it worked!

Thanks anyway, everyone!
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