DNS Issues in Internet Connection Sharing
What are the DNS problems related with Internet connection sharing? What are the tips to resolve the problem?
In order to share Internet connection in a network of computers, you have to make use of Internet Connection Sharing feature of Windows. In such situation, you do not want the router to share Internet. In order to use this feature, you have to use your computer with Windows XP, Windows 7, or Windows Vista. The computers would enclose two network cards. One card is to connect to Internet and other for the network card. The computer on which you facilitate Internet Connection Sharing is called host computer. This computer is linked to the Internet. All other computers in the network have to be connected to this host computer using a switch. If you are not able find any switch or hub, then you could use adhoc wireless network if they have wireless adapters. These client computers would thus obtain the Internet connection through the host computer in which sharing is facilitated. This is the functioning of Internet Connection Sharing.
Given below are the details about the DNS issues in Internet connection sharing and the tips to resolve the issues:
- DNS errors
- Manual steps to solve the issue
- Use of software
Sometime you open Internet Explorer on your system and face error message like "Cannot find server". This error is also known as DNS errors. There are a variety of reasons due to which this error might arise. You can follow numerous different approaches to resolve the error. "Cannot find server" or DNS errors most frequently arises due to the computer's inability to formulate a two-way connection to the Internet. If you get these errors even after having a reliable connection with your Internet service provider, then issues are related to your system.
Manual steps to solve the issue
You need to refresh the page that failed to load. Verify the page address you typed into the address bar to ensure that it is spelled right. An error in the URL address could create this error message. Then move to the connection settings and ensure the settings match those of your Internet service provider or local area network. You can do this by selecting the Tools on the toolbar, after that Internet Options. In the Connections tab, hit on Settings. Then you need to choose the 'Detect Network Settings' link on the Internet Explorer page accompanying the error message to allow Windows to try and detect the most favorable connection.
You can also use the software to resolve DNS errors. You need to download DNS error fix software from the Internet. The software is available to the users as a free download on some websites. This software can help you to easily identify the problems and correct them.
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