January 9, 2013

Rogers Internet Failure


It has come to my attention, as well as many others that Rogers' internet service has failed as of 9 January 2013 (Around 9:30 PM EST). To fix your internet, you must resolve so by changing the DNS in your network settings.

Thanks to Tim for reminding me.



To do so:
  1. Go to your start menu
  2. Search "Network and Sharing Center" and open it.
  3. Go to the left sidebar and click on "Change adapter settings" ("Manage Network Connections" in Vista)
  4. You should see a list of adapters, right-click the default one, or the one which is connected to the network at the moment. If you're on LAN, this may be "Local Area Connection". Choose the one without a red "X" over the computers. 
  5. There is a box in the middle of the new pop-up window. Find "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). Select this and choose Properties. 
  6. Another dialog will pop-up.
  7. Look near the bottom of the new window. Bubble "Use the following DNS server addresses:"
  8. For "Preferred DNS server", type "8.8.8.8".
  9. Hit "OK" on all the dialog boxes.
  10. Your internet should now be online!
Step 1-2
Step 3


Step 4
    The network adaptor without  a red "X" is the one you are currently using.

Step 5
Steps 6-8



Deon Hua is the Editor-in-Chief at [blank]’s Universe. He is also a technology enthusiast with his expertise in computers and Pro Audio and Lighting. You'll probably catch Deon writing a movie review when he has time.