1 Reply Latest reply: May 17, 2013 5:19 PM by Lawrence Finch Branched to a new discussion.
TapDogsDad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

While the Google Ap works fine, I am unable to access the internet using Safari.  Each time I try, I get the message,  "Safari cannot find page because the server cannot be found."  I know the WiFi connection is OK, because Google works just fine.  Any help will be appreciated.  Thanks.  Google on WiFi works fine, so network is OK.


iPhone 5, iOS 6.1.4
  • 1. Re: iPhone5, Safari "Cannot find page because the server cannot be found.  Google on WiFi works fine, so network is OK.
    Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (25,985 points)

    It sounds like the DNS server in your WiFi settings is the problem. First, if you turn off WiFi do you get to the site? If so, turn on WiFi, connect and go to settings/WiFi. Tap on the ">" to the right of the network name. Look at the DNS address. It should be the same as your computer, which is likely 192.168.1.1 for most consumer routers. It will usually be the same as the Router address, also.

     

    If it is something first try rebooting your router by removing all power for 30 seconds or so (turning it off is not as certain). This will reset the DHCP server that assigns IP addresses.

     

    If the problem persists go back to the settings for the network as above and tap "Forget this network". The try connecting again (you will have to re-enter the passphrase).

     

    If the problem is still there you can override the DNS setting. Enter a public DNS server like Google's (8.8.8.8) or OpenDNS (208.67.222.222).