DNS Problems or is it my Router?

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Salatheon

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I recently moved house and after a few ADSL problems i decided to update my routers firmware, its a "DLINK DSL-504 Generation 2". Once this was done i noticed that i was getting a slightly more stable and faster connection and all was well. However, around 2 days later or so i was unable to connect to my "World of Warcraft" server or browse any secure sites, including hotmail.

When i updated the firmware i noticed that i was unable to browse the net at all until i manually put the DNS in (normally it is set for automatic). I ask you people this, would having to put the DNS in manually have anything to do with not accessing secure sites? including connecting to WoW.

I contacted my ISP but.. well lets just say they werent too helpful.

Thanks in advance.

System info-
Pentium 4, 2.8Ghz 800FSB
Asus P4C800-E Deluxe
1Gb Corsair XMS PC 4000
2x 120Gb SATA HDD's
DLINK DSL 504- Generation 2 Router
 
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I've run into numerous locations where for some reason, simply manually entering in the actual DNS server's IP address solved a lot of these types of problems. This was with a variety of different routers, ISP's and types of connections, so can't even boil it down to just that. But if it works, then you found a very easy solution as well.
 

Salatheon

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I must not have worded it too correctly or i misunderstood your reply. It was working with no problems when i had it set to automatic, but ever since i manually put the DNS in then i have not been able to connect to WoW, hotmail, secure forums, pretty much anything secure.
 
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I guess I'm not sure what you meant by "i noticed that i was unable to browse the net at all until i manually put the DNS "

This seemed to indicate the exact solution I responded to. When you manually put in the DNS entries it works. I was confirming that I have used that more than once as well to solve the same problem.
 
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