Guatemala Internet Problems | Page not found errors

Guatemala internet users appear to be having a problem. I posted this fix yesterday which is a true technical solution for Mac’s and PC’s when you are attempting to access a web site or in a search result you click on the link and you get this error page not found. Very annoying if you use the internet in Guatemala for your business or are attempting to reach your web site for editing. I like many I have talked with over the last week all experience this problem. A tech from http://antiguahotelsolutions.com whom was experiencing the same issues made the following recommendations to solve this problem which works.

In fact yesterday I had a call from the good folks at http://www.mayanlakerealty.com/ for two days they were trying to update there real estate web site and could not even access there web sites. The problem we were told by the technical folks at antiguahotelsolutions.com was that it appears those brilliant tech folks that manage the Internet for all of Guatemala have made an error in setting up what is called the DNS.In simple terms your computer could talk to the interent just not to other domain names like web sites.

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a hierarchical distributed naming system for computers, services, or any resource connected to the Internet or a private network. It associates various information with domain names assigned to each of the participating entities.

The problem is for all computer operating systems Mac’s and PC’s. In order to fix this problem follow the simple instructions below. Simple if you have a Mac you PC’s folks well you are used to the mess you have to deal with.

If you have Netflix and cannot reach Netflix to watch your most loved movie this will solve your problem as one user commented on our facebook site about his or her problems were solved.

 

Microsoft Windows

DNS settings are specified in theĀ TCP/IP Properties window for the selected network connection.

Example: Changing DNS server settings on Microsoft Windows 7

  1. Go the Control Panel.
  2. Click Network and Internet, then Network and Sharing Center, and click Change adapter settings.
  3. Select the connection for which you want to configure Google Public DNS. For example:
    • To change the settings for an Ethernet connection, right-click Local Area Connection, and click Properties.
    • To change the settings for a wireless connection, right-click Wireless Network Connection, and click Properties.

    If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

  4. Select the Networking tab. Under This connection uses the following items, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and then click Properties.
  5. Click Advanced and select the DNS tab. If there are any DNS server IP addresses listed there, write them down for future reference, and remove them from this window.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Select Use the following DNS server addresses. If there are any IP addresses listed in the Preferred DNS server or Alternate DNS server, write them down for future reference.
  8. Replace those addresses with the IP addresses of the Google DNS servers:
    • For IPv4: 8.8.8.8 and/or 8.8.4.4.
    • For IPv6: 2001:4860:4860::8888 and/or 2001:4860:4860::8844
  9. Restart the connection you selected in step 3.
  10. Test that your setup is working correctly; see Testing your new settings below.
  11. Repeat the procedure for additional network connections you want to change.

Mac OS X

DNS settings are specified in theĀ Network window.

Example: Changing DNS server settings on Mac OS 10.5

  1. From the Apple menu, click System Preferences, then click Network.
  2. If the lock icon in the lower left-hand corner of the window is locked, click the icon to make changes, and when prompted to authenticate, enter your password.
  3. Select the connection for which you want to configure Google Public DNS. For example:
    • To change the settings for an Ethernet connection, select Built-In Ethernet, and click Advanced.
    • To change the settings for a wireless connection, select Airport, and click Advanced.
  4. Select the DNS tab.
  5. Click + to replace any listed addresses with, or add, the Google IP addresses at the top of the list:
    • For IPv4: 8.8.8.8 and/or 8.8.4.4.
    • For IPv6: 2001:4860:4860::8888 and/or 2001:4860:4860::8844
  6. Click Apply and OK.
  7. Test that your setup is working correctly; see Testing your new settings below.
  8. Repeat the procedure for additional network connections you want to change.

 

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