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Belkin Wireless G Router- possible DNS issues?

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  1. InsaneShadow

    InsaneShadow Thread Starter

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    Hi, I've got a Belkin Wireless G router, although I'm not using the wireless part of it, tied into a wireless antenna (it's an... interesting... "hi speed" network)

    My problem is that web pages (and other things requiring URL-type lookups) will sometimes/often (seems to vary wildly) fail to load. I assume it's something to do with DNS, because if I'm in the middle of an internet based game like World of Warcraft, there is no issues, but if it's "doing it's thing" when I'm trying to first log in, it'll tell me it can't find the login server or somesuch. The same happens with internet-based radio (streaming through Winamp) although the bookmarks I have that seem to have numeric IP addressess instead of someradiostation.com/stationname or whatever, seem to be unaffected.

    The cycle appears to be, web works fine, then fails to load (immediatly noticable, pages just pop up "can't find whatever"), then after a bit (10-20 seconds of attempting to reload every few seconds) it'll go into "searching" mode where it doesn't fail to load immediatly, it just hangs out for 10-20 seconds waiting, then things will start loading again like nothing happened. I can be online in World of Warcraft during this time and notice nothing apparently different ingame.

    The router firmware is up to date, my ISP requires static IPs which I have set, along with the DNS servers (although I really should check with them to make sure I have the right ones entered...)

    Any ideas? Does it just sound like I have a funky DNS server? Or is this possibly some conflict with the router itself?

    Thanks for your help :)
     
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    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Let's try replacing your DNS server. Follow the instructions at OpenDNS for Windows and configure to use OpenDNS for your DNS server. See if that makes a difference.
     
  3. InsaneShadow

    InsaneShadow Thread Starter

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    Updated. So far so good, although that doesn't mean much. I'll post again in a day or two with a yes/no.

    Thanks :D
     
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    It that's the case, your DNS servers are probably specified incorrectly, or the ISP supplied DNS servers are having some sort of problem, this is not uncommon.
     
  5. InsaneShadow

    InsaneShadow Thread Starter

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    Yeah, now that I think about it I didn't have DNS info with the static IP info, I'm really not sure WHERE I got my DNS entries from. And 2 days later, so far so good (although I wasn't on at all yesterday). Thanks again, that seems to have solved this problem!
     
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    You can mark your own threads solved using the [​IMG] button at the top of the first page of the thread in the upper left corner.© :)
     
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