DNS server is not responding

#1
I have a desktop that is connected wireless to a router that is in my living room downstairs. I have 4/5 bars of connection but my bytes sent is always laughingly lower than received and I am often stuck not able to use the internet. When I try to diagnose most of the time I receive a message saying my DNS server is not responding, so I disable and re-do my connection with little success. What can I do do fix this issue?

I know a little about computers but would need to be told what specifically to do to fix the issue. Thank you!
 


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#2
This is what i get when i hit ipconfig /all

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
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C:\Users\Jared>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : OmniTower
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : ASUS 802.11n Wireless LAN Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 70-71-BC-A9-26-5D
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c0b:13cf:5612:45db%10(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.103(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, February 15, 2013 3:01:05 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, February 16, 2013 3:01:05 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 242250172
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-14-79-D5-0C-70-71-BC-A9-26-5D

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 184.94.224.169
184.94.224.166
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.{CBFFF8AC-FB5E-4C90-877E-B57CAC2B6345}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:9d38:953c:34d6:238d:47a1:14e4(Pref
erred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::34d6:238d:47a1:14e4%13(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
 


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#3
Your wireless adapter should be set to obtain dns server address automatically and this should result in your router assigning 192.168.1.1 as the dns server address. If setting it to automatic does not set 192.16.1.1 then you should set dns manually to that address. To set automatic go to:

Control panel, network and sharing centre, change adapter settings. Right click on the wifi adapter and selevt properties. Single click on Internet Protocol Version 4 to highlight it and select properties. Select the option "obtain IP address automatically". Exit all the way out and reboot. Run ipconfig again to see what DNS address is assigned to the wireless connection - it should be 192.168.1.1.
If it is not then set it manually:

Go through all as above as far as setting the dns address, then check the option to "use the following dns addresses" and enter 192.168.1.1 in both boxes. Chain back out and reboot.
 


#4
After trying patcooke excellent advice I would recommend resetting your router to the default settings. There is a pin hole on the back of the modem/router, use a paper clip to push in and hold down the reset button inside pin hole until modem/router turns it self off, then release paper clip. This should reset the router back to defaults. After this you will need to access the wireless security settings and set them back up.
 


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