Resolving DNS issues on my ThinkPad running Windows 8 Sep 08, 2012

I just installed Windows 8 but had a hard time figuring out why not all sites were available. I quickly found out the DNS lookup failed.

Since I had to uninstall my ThinkVantage WIFI manager before installing Windows 8 I assumed it could have something to do with an invalid configuration.

I had to reset my TCP/IP stack before I got it to work which is done using

C:\> netsh int ip reset reset.log

followed by

C:\> netsh winsock reset catalog

It should do the trick – you might have to restart your computer.