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DNS warning

  1. #1

    DNS warning **SOLVED**

    SOLVED by creating a HOSTS file containing " localhost"

    Each time Win 8 comes out of sleep or is booted up this warning appears in the Event Viewer...

    "Name resolution for the name wpad timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded."

    IP6 was disabled; HTTP WebProxy auto-discovery service was disabled; Auto-detect was disabled in Internet Options LAN config. No change.

    This is a Win 8 problem; W7 - different drive on the same machine, same hardware, virtually the same software - does not have this issue.

    It's understood that the warning can be ignored, but it would be nice to know how to banish it.
    Last edited by borgus; 19 Nov 2012 at 01:01.

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  2. #2

    Sunnyvale, CA USA
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (64-bit)

    I have hosts set that way because I saw this problem in Windows 8.
    Now I see it again in Windows 8.1 even with local host set up in 'hosts'
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

DNS warning
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