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Vista fails to use DNS, reports network as "Local Only" - problem resolved!
I've been bothered by this for a little while now. I reboot my laptop, it connects to my router (WLAN), gets its address (as well as the DNS server's address) via DHCP. But the machine cannot resolve any names. Vista reports my LAN is "local only". Diagnostics say the DNS is not working. I used Wireshark, and discovered that when I try to resolve a name, such as when I type "ping www.google.com" at the command prompt, it sends all resolution requests to my WINS server, which of course says it has ......

Posted On Thursday, February 26, 2009 6:27 PM

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