DNS Error how to fix?

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#1 Posted by game_of_da_year (333 posts) -
When i connect to the internet it tells me that it has a DNS error
#2 Posted by nikos11 (948 posts) -

probably you internet is down,do you have internet on your PC?

#3 Posted by game_of_da_year (333 posts) -
yes i have internet on my computer... can i connect the ethernet cable to my laptop to my ps3 and automaticly connect?
#4 Posted by LtColJaxson (3234 posts) -

yes i have internet on my computer... can i connect the ethernet cable to my laptop to my ps3 and automaticly connect?game_of_da_year

Unplug your power to your router and modem for 1-2 minutes, then plug it back in again. It should work.

You can't use your computer as a router.

#5 Posted by game_of_da_year (333 posts) -

Did that multiple times probobly do that about 5 times a day usually and it stilll says the same thing DNS error

@#$@%# internet

#6 Posted by LtColJaxson (3234 posts) -

Did that multiple times probobly do that about 5 times a day usually and it stilll says the same thing DNS error

@#$@%# internet

game_of_da_year

Try going from Wall>Modem>PS3

#7 Posted by Darthmatt (8966 posts) -

Did that multiple times probobly do that about 5 times a day usually and it stilll says the same thing DNS error

@#$@%# internet

game_of_da_year
Did you manually set up the IP address for your PS3 or did you chose auto? I was trying to set up dedicated IP for the PS3 last night but input the wrong number and it kept telling my "DNS error". I just said screw it for now and chose automatic obtain IP.
#8 Posted by Draker696 (764 posts) -
I have the exact same problem.
I tried shutting down the modem multiple times and choosing diferent settings on the ps3 but it didn't work.
=(

But i never tried putting an ip manually


Btw do i have to input manually my net details (password and stuff) for it to work? because i did that and it didn't even pass the ip test T_T


help meh plox
#9 Posted by huskerman34 (346 posts) -
i have the same problem. IM not using no router i used wi -fi and had no problem until yesterday i tried to move my ps3 and still i cant get online. I get a strong signal from linksys. Abel to play games and watch anime on fansub site. Now i cant even get on any suggestions?
#10 Posted by yourway2cool (3 posts) -

Yea SOMEONE help....dude this is so annoying...Im plugged in directly from the PS3 to the modem....it was working fine for months..then all of a sudden june 1st it said DNS error...

i tired automatically searching, inputting ip and dns manually nothing, i tired using my router, i reset the modem sit nothig, shut it off unplugged everything, flushed dns on comp....nothing...is there something im missing?....the modem won't even work on my roomates ps3...but it does work in my pc....

Any dudes smarter than me out there that can help or see what im not seeing?

#11 Posted by hilltops (1833 posts) -
have you tried doing an internet connection test?

if you do an internet connect test and
when it does the PSN test and if it says
succeeded then just exit the test and
sign in..if that doesnt work im not to sure
hope that helps..and good luck
#12 Posted by Dogswithguns (10705 posts) -
.....nothing works then. Call your internet service. they might need your modem MAC number. ....Good luck.
#13 Posted by machiavell8x8 (1399 posts) -

if your computer has 2 network cards +windows xp, you can use it as a router if you know what your doing.

that is how i have mine setup, and i do get the dns error once in a while.

im convinced this error is with your internet service provider to some extent. See without a ps3 hooked up at all, if i switch my internet connection from network card to the secondary one my internet goes out. the way i understand it is everytime you switch network cards it has to reregistery with your ISP.

So for this i would just disconnect my modem from everything, restart computer and then reconnect.

So i think to some extent this is a problem with the ps3 connected. ISP's do not like it when multi computers are connected either, i think alot of problems are caused.

over all after i connect my ps3, the connection "just works" when it wants to. after it finally connects its good until i disconnect it from the wall. I have best results when manuely configuering computer and ps3 network settings.

#14 Posted by ludacriss (1150 posts) -

When i connect to the internet it tells me that it has a DNS error game_of_da_year

Try setting the dns manually to 208.67.222.222 and the second to 208.67.220.220

#15 Posted by Mlaff33 (2 posts) -
alright so i have a wired router with the internet cable plugged directly into it then another cord running from the router to the modem which gives my computer internet and i have the ethernet cable plugged into the same router from the ps3 an i manually typed in all the stuff tried everything it only says that i have succeeded in getting an IP adress but fails with an internet connection with a DNS error (80710102) what should i do?????????????????????
#16 Posted by supa_badman (16626 posts) -

try rebooting your router, or turning it off then on

that should get a result i think.

#17 Posted by Mlaff33 (2 posts) -

ya it still says the same thing idk why

#18 Posted by JZ7 (8 posts) -
The same exact thing has been happening to me. My PS3 worked fine for the first 3 months that I had it then I all of a sudden started getting the DNS error. I've tried pretty much everthing. I don't know what to do! Someone please help me.
#19 Posted by fattymcnair (2 posts) -

I too had this error for ages. none of the resets worked etc. FINALLY i was able to work out what to do. Turning off the router/modem etc does not flush all the old settings out so the router just reverts back to what it was doing. I had to perform a hard reset and, depending on your router, the way to do it is to find the reset button (mine was recessed and I had to use a pen or paperclip) and hold it in for more than a minute. Just to be sure I held it in for a minute with the power on, then turned the power off (still holding it in) and turned the power back on and then released the button. My network then found the router as if it was a totally new part of the network and I could get my PS3 to automatically find it and use auto settings.

It worked for me, now I have my PS3, PSP, laptop and everything running smooth...

I hope that helped.

#20 Posted by joseph_mach (3581 posts) -
Go to your network settings in your PS3 and disable your Media Server Connection. It seems to have a conflict with many Netgear and Linksys routers when connected wirelessly.
#21 Posted by JZ7 (8 posts) -
already tried both those things and neither of them worked.
#22 Posted by ifixedit (1 posts) -

Hey guys anyone who has the DNS error just do what FATTYMCNAIR said on page 1. I created an account on here just to tell you guys it really works. I have been trying for like 5 months to get this crap to work and it finally worked after doing what FATTYMCNAIR said. Follow the instructions exactly and you should get it to work. While doing it your computer should be on and if your successful your computer should show the brand of your router that its connecting to, for ex: (Linksys) instead of whatever name you changed your network to, because it recognizes it as a new network. After that just go to network setup on your playstation 3 and setup the connection, don't go to test connection. Then everything should be SCAN and automatic. Your playstation 3 should automatically be connected and you probably need a system update so go do that. I'm updating my playstation 3 as I'm writing this, good luck!!

#23 Posted by mike4realz (2565 posts) -
When i connect to the internet it tells me that it has a DNS error game_of_da_year
have u tried flushing the DNS cache? this usually resolves any DNS errors just open up command prompt (run as administrator if u r using Vista) then type ipconfig /flushdns
#24 Posted by dan_gerous87 (766 posts) -

Go to your network settings in your PS3 and disable your Media Server Connection. It seems to have a conflict with many Netgear and Linksys routers when connected wirelessly.joseph_mach

this is how I fixed mine

#25 Posted by sstevo014 (4 posts) -

This works, don't pay attention to anything else

#26 Posted by forzafootball77 (499 posts) -

[QUOTE="game_of_da_year"]When i connect to the internet it tells me that it has a DNS error ludacriss

Try setting the dns manually to 208.67.222.222 and the second to 208.67.220.220

guys do this 2 weeks ago i was getting the same error searched the internet and this works go to network settings select custom den wen u reach dns enter manually and type the numbers above hope dis helps you too
#27 Posted by jimm895 (7703 posts) -
I had these issues along with not being able to connect useing a NAT2 connection for a long time (about 2 years of the NAT problem) and found this forum that was loaded with very useful information. http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/610541 It may take reading through several pages of problems and solutions to these problems. The forum is mostly IT techs helping each other.
#28 Posted by jkocher (203 posts) -

Your ISP (internet service provider) lets you use their DNS (domain name service) for your network. When a device on your network makes a request for a web address, a DNS looks up the URL and provides the numeric IP address for the server hosting that URL, so that you can connect to it.

Your network router uses your ISP's DNS by default, but you can tell it to use another one. I was having problems with DNS errors while using Time-Warner recently, so I set my router to use OpenDNS. It's a free service, you can sign up for a free account, but I think that you can just put the IP address of their DNS into your router without ever creating an account. Accounts are for people who want to use advanced features.

Open the webpage that controls your router's settings. If you can't find the address in your router's manual, search the web for your make and model along with "configure" and you'll find the address to type into your browser. Navigate to the router's DNS settings, and put any of these two numbers in (I think there should only be space for two of them):

208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220
208.67.222.220
208.67.220.222

Save the changes (choose OK or apply) and then run the connection test on your PS3.

#29 Posted by i-am-the-one (1 posts) -
PLZ I NEED HELP I BEEN HAVING THIS PROBLEM FOR LIKE 2 MONTHS ALREADY I ONLY HAVE A WEBSTAR MODEM AND EVRYTHING THAT I TRY SEEMS TO NOT WORK PLZ! I WANT 2 KIK SOME A** ONLINE ALREADY BUT I FIRST I HAD IT ON WIRE LESS THEN THE DNS ERROR STRUCK I WAS USING NETGEAR AS MY SSID BUT THEN SUDDENLY IT DISAPEAAR SO THEN I DECIDED 2 BUY AN ETHERNET CABLE BUT WEN I PLUGGED IT IN IT STILL DIDNT WANT 2 GO ONLINE PLZ HELP!