ok, if you have a DNS issue, it could be your router which isnt assigning the DNS to your lan ip properly, mine sometimes bugs out doing the exact same thing as you descibe.
Firstly try unplugging your router, and leaving it uplugged for 30 seconds, and plugging it back in, if that doesnt work, you need to manually add your own DNS servers via windows, this is easier than it sounds, keep reading.
Open your internet connections in windows and go to the lan connection which your running this can be found via the :
control panel->network and internet connections->network connections
Anyway, next, you need to type in a lan ip, this can depend on your router model, for example some use 192.168.1.x and some use 192.168.2.x and some use 192.168.254.x...you get the picture, you can normally tell this by : right click your internet connection in control panel and go to : Status then click support, it should give your LAN ip address, WRITE THIS DOWN and also WRITE DOWN THE DEFAULT GATEWAY ok once you have this, next step :
Now, at this point you have to know your ISPs DNS servers, or...some dns servers thats reliable, for example im in england, and i can use most the english ISPs dns servers, do a quick google server for : Name(name ofisp) DNS servers. And you should get some results.
once you have 2 DNS server ip addresses, you must assign your ip address
right click your connection, and choose properties, then click :
internet protocol (tcp/ip) then click properties.
you will now have a box, with 5 fields to fill in
IP address = the IP it said was your lan IP in the above step. (you should have wrote this down)
Subnet mask = it should fill this in auto after you do the above one.
Default Gateway = your routers ip address, on the lan (you should have wrote this down)
Finally, the last 2 : you have to type in the DNS servers you found on google.
once you have done this click ok, and close the windows back down, it should have allready assigned the settings when you click ok.
hopefully it works...if it doesnt, its a problem with your lan somewhere, or possibly your MIRC client.
Last edited by Monkeh; 12/12/06 08:52 AM.