Today I have spent most of my time offline and when I went online again I STILL couldn't connect to Club Penguin as an effect of the Domain Problem…for me Club Penguin is NOT working Club Penguin is Down! Okay I have had ENOUGH! If I end up with that Clown or Golfer one more time I will SCREAM!! I want to login and Play Club Penguin! I decided to find a solution to solve the Club Penguin website problem…and…HURRAY! Now I can Login to Disney Club Penguin again Club Penguin is working BUT not with my usual DNS instead I used Google’s Public Dynamic Name Server :)
What is Google Public DNS?
Google Public DNS is a free, global Domain Name System (DNS) resolution service, that you can use as an alternative to your current DNS provider.
Why should you try Google Public DNS?
Besides that this might make it possible for you to access clubpenguin.com it can speed up your browsing experience according to Google.
What IP should I use?
For Google Public DNS configure your network settings to use the IP addresses 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 as your DNS servers.
If Google Public DNS does not work you can try OpenDNS that has these IP addresses: 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168. just follow the instructions below :)
What can go wrong?
If you do this wrong you might not be able to connect to the Internet. If this happens there is help to get from Google Public DNS telephone support
•877-590-4367 in the U.S.
•770-200-1201 outside the U.S.
I recommend that you keep this blog post open all the time in your web browser and also download this PDF document and print it, in the event that you encounter a problem and need to get help from these instructions.
Instructions to configure DNS :)
Before you change your DNS settings to use Google Public DNS, be sure to write down the current server addresses or settings on a piece of paper. It is very important that you keep these numbers for backup purposes, in case you need to revert to them at any time.
How to Change DNS server settings on Microsoft Windows 7 :)
1. Go the Control Panel. Click first on the Windows Icon…
…Then on 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, click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), 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. Replace those addresses with the IP addresses of the Google DNS servers: 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199.
Click on Add and enter 188.8.131.52 and click on Add…
…Click on Add and enter 184.108.40.206 and click on Add…
…Then click on OK :)
…Click on Validate settings upon exit and then on OK :)
7. Restart the connection you selected in step 3. Select first Disable…
…then Enable :)
8. Test that your setup is working correctly; see Testing your new settings below :)
Testing your new settings
Try now to visit http://www.clubpenguin.com and see if it works. If not test that the Google DNS resolver is working:
- From your browser, type in a hostname, such as http://www.google.com. If it resolves correctly, bookmark the page, and try accessing the page from the bookmark. If both of these tests work, everything is working correctly. If not, go to step 2.
- From your browser, type in a fixed IP address. You can use http://220.127.116.11/ (which points to the website http://www.eecs.mit.edu/) as the URL. If this works correctly, bookmark the page, and try accessing the page from the bookmark. If these tests work (but step 1 fails), then there is a problem with your DNS configuration; check the steps above to make sure you have configured everything correctly. If these tests do not work, go to step 3.
- Roll back (restore) the DNS changes you made and run the tests again. If the tests still do not work, then there is a problem with your network settings; contact your ISP or network administrator for assistance.
Then you might need to clear your cache If all goes well you may be able to play Club Penguin online again :)
After a few days you can restore the settings to what it was before but if it works good you can keep them. If you want to know if the new settings are quicker or slower you can restore the settings and then run the DNS Benchmark and compare your default ones with the Google Public DNS or OpenDNS and see what is quickest :)
For Windows Vista it is almost the same instructions as with Windows 7 so you should have no problem to fix that if you follow the Walkthrough Guide :)
For Windows XP click on Windows start at the bottom left, then click on Control Panel, double click on Network Connections, right-click on Local Area Connection and click on Properties, click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), click on Properties, follow the steps 5-8 above as they are the same as in Windows 7 :)
If you need help to configure Mac OS X or Linux see Google's instructions here.
I’m so HAPPY that I FINALLY can Play Club Penguin again :) Now I will start Tracking the Penguin Band :) Waddle on Music Jam Party 2011 :)