Dns name change

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Networking
for some reason the computers hooked up to the network will sometimes change the connection specific dns suffix a domain name to mshome.net they are primarily running windows xp. i have found that if ipconfig/release is typed into the command prompt followed by ipconfig/renew that it gets fixed. the only problem is that is happens more than once and can be a hassle to continue doing.

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3 or 4 parts to your problem.
A – Verify that the information on the DNS tab of ‘Advanced TCP/IP properties’ is correct – i.e. append primary and connect specific info is selected AND depending on your DHCP setup the DNS specific box is not blank. [Right-Click ‘Network Places’ select ‘Properties’. Right-Click ‘Local Area Connection’ select ‘Properties’. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click ‘Properties’]
B – mshome.net is a default for Microsoft’s wireless router setup. Either there is a rogue ‘Wireless Access Point’ or you left the defaults when it was installed. Then XP, when signing on to the network, takes info from the WAP instead of the DHCP server.
C – Much like the auto-configuration IP address 169.xxx.yyy.zzz when you first setup a computer the business of mshome.net is ‘helpful’ defaults. Your problem is the help interferes with normal operations.

IF the WAP is authorized then replace the defaults as appropriate. If it is a rogue – search and destroy.

Goodluck.

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