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Friday, August 19, 2011

Router Being Stupid?


Ever type in a website in the address bar and you get redirected to a completely different site? (e.g. going to twitter but you get redirected to pricegrabber.com) I have been having this problem for a while. It's a software problem with the router that Linksys isn't even bothering to release a bug fix for it.

But you can (temporarily) fix this whenever you encounter it.

1. Click on the start button and type in CMD in the search box.

2. Right click the program and click on "Run as Administrator".

3. Type "ipconfig /flushdns" without the quotation marks.

4. Close CMD and restart your web browser.

5. If you still encounter the same DNS errors try restarting your computer.

19 comments:

  1. it could also be a virus too. You should switch to Linux :D

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  2. I just use OpenDNS instead of whatever you get from your ISP. But yeah, it kinda sounds like a virus.

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  3. Thanks that really helps me.

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  4. really good info here, that could save me a lot of time with restarting the damn thing haha

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  5. This has happened to me before but I never knew it was a router problem. Thanks for the fix.

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  6. Fuck routers, I'm tired of them now. I had some issue with them currently xD

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  7. Quick and easy to follow tutorial. Thanks.

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  8. sweet, sounds great! i'll try this out!
    my router is always giving me crap.

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  9. That's happened to me before, glad I know how to fix it now. Thanks! followed+

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  10. I do not think that has happened to me before, but I do have a Linksys router, and a new ASUS which is not set up.

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  11. Yeah that sounds suspiciously like a virus to me.

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  12. Well this happens to me a lot so thanks for the help

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  13. thanks man, I share my internet with 3 other people and sometimes the router can act pretty retarded

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  14. This just happened to me, and I remember reading this, so I tried it and it worked! Thanks so much for the tip, now I know what to do!

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  15. I don't think that's a router issue bud.

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  16. Will save me later I hope :) ty

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  17. Thanks man this helped me a lot. I always end up restarting my pc.

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