Tuesday, April 24, 2012

WoT: Can't Login? "Scheduled Maintenance"? Try This

There's been an obvious DNS change with the World of Tanks authentication server.  I have no clue what's happened, but that's my best guess.  Starting about a day ago, many folks cannot login.


Ye ol' "Server is temporarily unavailable due to scheduled maintenance" message.  Some are going, "man, how long is this going?  It's been over 24 hours now?!?"  That's cuz it ain't.  It's borked....

Oh the horror....

Meanwhile, World of Tanks engineers are hard at work trying to resolve:


...in the mean-time, there's something you can do to fix (as discussed on the forums):

If you're trying to login to World of Tanks, and can't, and get the red-lettered message about "Scheduled Maintenance," but then search news for such at www.worldoftanks.com to realize, well, they've not announced any "scheduled maintenance," then it could be a problem you can resolve yourself, on your 'puter.

Windows 7:  Do this:
-Close all web browsers (and any other app you have open for that matter).
-Click "start".
-In "Search programs and files" type, "cmd."
-"cmd.exe" will show up at the top of the pop-up menu.
-Right-click and choose, "run as administrator."
-Choose, "Yes" to the "User Account Control" security pop-up.
-You now have a black box with a blinking command prompt.
-Type the following in that box: "ipconfig /flushdns".
-Hit "enter"

It should look like this when you've done all just listed:


Now, try to log back-in to World of Tanks.

This should fix it.

Another great link 'splaining this procedure across operating systems:
http://www.whatsmydns.net/flush-dns.html

Now, go play World of Tanks:

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