so i spent the past hour trying http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/7708411461 without any luck until i realised i had 2 network connection tabs, my Wireless Network Connection and also Local Area Connection. once i changed BOTH to 8.8.4.4. and followed everything in http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/7708411461 i was able to log in.