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Old 08-24-2013, 11:49 PM   #1
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Default unable to resolve hostname

I have a hostname,, the client is unable to resolve. I am on Windows 8 using 64-bit 3.0.8 client.

From a command line I can ping this host, and Windows resolves the IP and succeeds with ping.

My wife's client does not have this issue (Windows 7, client 3.0.8).

If relevant, I am in Manila, Philippines.

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Old 08-25-2013, 06:58 AM   #2
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i show the ipaddress for that server as

does your ping resolve to the same address?

try entering the ipaddress instead of the hostname into the vent hostname.

try the telnet test:

start > run
cmd {hit enter}
telnet serverhostname port#

(where serverhostname={the server ipaddress or hostname of the server you’re trying to connect to (found in vent client server setup)} and port#={port associated with that server}
(example: “telnet 3784” or “telnet 3784” without the quotes)

If Telnet is able to connect then the screen will go blank. If not, then you will see an error message about not being able to connect.

Enabling Telnet in Vista/Windows 7

Control-Panel / Programs and Features / Turn Windows features on or off / select “Telnet Client” / click OK

If telnet can't connect then vent won't either as telnet is a function of the tcp/ip stack which is a part of the operating system. If it can't make a tcp connection then something is preventing the connection on that specific port#. if you've eliminated all possibilities with your internal network then try contacting your ISP and have them try to telnet to the server to see if they can connect from their end.

are you running any VPN apps?

Temporarily disable all firewall/virus/spyware/malware applications
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