Thursday, April 4, 2013

Three and Counting

I saw trees grow
Flowers bloom
Streams flow
Colorful rainbows ... --
You blossom
And my world, suddenly,
Once empty
Started making sense.
Love struck me.

I wrote songs,
I did a lot of wrongs
Then there was you..
And then a few right ones, too.

You said, it is just a trial
Maybe a week is all it'll take
But we, strong in refusal...
Three months and more we'll make.

Life is short babe
But your potentials are limitless
Dream big, reach far,
Hope much, Fear less.

Trees they die
Flowers go dry
Streams dry up
Rainbows fade
But you will age in grace
And I, with meaning.
My heart's content at every beating.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Device or Resource (DNS server) is Not Responding

I have been wondering why suddenly my laptop couldn't establish a connection to the internet through a wireless router. It has been two or three days since I noticed this problem and I decided I just had about enough of it.

I thought about and came up with a list of possibilities:
 - Could it be due to slow signal from the Internet Provider?
 - Is the router damaged?
 - Did my board mate remove my IP from the router settings?
 - Did I mess up my laptop settings?

After a good 10 minutes of trying to mentally figure it out, I decided to start with my laptop being the closest resource.

Isolating the issue:
1. Check if your laptops Wireless Connectivity is on.
2. Check the status of your connection. Mine had "Connected" unfortunately, the internet connection indicator had a glaring red x on it.
3. Run Diagnostics by clicking "Troubleshoot problems" in Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center.

After troubleshooting finished, the error message populated:


Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS server) is not responding)

I researched quickly in the internet for available solutions and this is what was suggested in simple steps:

1. Click Start. Run "cmd" to populate the DOS console.
**Determine if your computer is getting the correct IP address from the router. Home connections usually start with 192.168.1.x or 10.x.x.x.

2. At the command prompt, type "ipconfig /flushdns" then press ENTER.
3. At the command prompt, type "ipconfig /registerdns" then press ENTER.
4. At the command prompt, type "ipconfig /all" to display the Windows TCP/IP setting then press ENTER.
5. Check if LAN's Physical address shows or 169.xx.x.x.x.

** If yes, this confirms that your computer is not communicating with the router properly.

7.  At the command prompt, type "ipconfig /release" to display the Windows TCP/IP setting then press ENTER.
8. At the command prompt, type "ipconfig /renew" to display the Windows TCP/IP setting then press ENTER.

Notice that the red (x) on the Internet icon at the lower right of your computer screen has disappeared. Try accessing a site on the browser and confirm if the connection has been reinstated.

These steps have brought me back to the web. If it didn't resolve your issue, try other options help from this site.

This issue, they say, surfaces when turning routers on and off. I hope this has helped you become a better netizen.
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