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DNS Problems ..... Can I use dual routers to bypass this?

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Officially given up on this router. My new plan is to take my wired router, connect it directly to my modem and my PC, and use the 2nd pc slot to hook up my wifi router to it. If I hook up everything correctly, and configure each of the routers properly, it should in theory work, right? It should bypass my crappy wifi router and give me a good clean connection, and give my other pc's a working connection, right?


If I ever need to access the second router I can always hook it upto my laptop through an ethernet cable and reconfigure it, right? I got no idea where I'm going with this so please help me Thanks






I used to have constant problems with my DNS, so I changed it from the default server to 139.142.2.2 as my primary and 139.142.2.3 as my secondary. Worked wonders, it' worked flawlessly untill a few days ago, and now I'm having the same problems as before with constant "DNS" problems and lag outs. Any ideas? What DNS should I use? I got no idea what to do when it comes to this stuff.

Also when this happens at first my MSN and Web browsers will go out, but I'll still be able to remain in vent and in CSS (Because I connect with an IP, not a host name that has to be resolved by the DNS), however I get horrible lag and my ping increases steadily. Eventually my internet stops working all together, which is always fun.
    
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No help from your ISP ?
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Try: www.opendns.com

If you have problems with them as well... then the problem is not DNS related.
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No help from your ISP ?
My ISP = A bunch of idiots, but I pay like $20/month for 8mbit, so I'm not complaining.


Thanks duckieho, I'll give that a try. My internet miraculously stopped lagging out for the past 24 hours, I'll see how it goes though.
    
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Odd, my internet died last night and I started getting horrible lag again. So I take it was not the DNS causing this, insights anyone? I got the DI-524 wireless router from D-Link.
    
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The router may be bad. My linksys was doing similar things when it crapped out.
    
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Originally Posted by SoBe8503 View Post
The router may be bad. My linksys was doing similar things when it crapped out.
What kinda errors? Would you suggest that I get a different router?


Is it possible for me to hook up my internet directly to my pc, and then use some sort of pass thru cable to hook it up to my router? My wired router use to work flawlessly, I had zero down time with that.
    
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What kinda errors? Would you suggest that I get a different router?


Is it possible for me to hook up my internet directly to my pc, and then use some sort of pass thru cable to hook it up to my router? My wired router use to work flawlessly, I had zero down time with that.
Hook up your PC directly to the modem and see if it works. If it does, then it is the router.
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post #9 of 11
I bet you have had it for about a year, no?

I wasn't getting any errors, but every now and then my speeds would drop to about 3MB/s, or just not work at all. Got a new router, and the problems went away. Go ahead and hook your comp to the modem directly, and see what happens then. I have Netgear, and it has been working just fine.

Linksys, D-Link, and Netgear are all fine routers, but they are all still pretty cheap. So I wouldn't be too surprised that they break every year. Get a cisco for a couple thousand, and you wont have as many problems
    
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Man..It's doing it again. My pings fine, then it gets really crappy and spikes and goes down really fast and then my internet pages stop loading and then eventually my internet crashes. If I hook up my PC directly to my modem, I should restart my PC, yes?

I've had issues before with my PC completely just refusing to work, and my router just completely stopping to function because I tried to hook up my PC directly to the modem. On my old wired modem everything ran perfectly, zero downtime. So I assume the time has come for a new modem?

Here's a question for ya,

On a Wireless N router, would my current wireless G adapters work?

I may have to pick up a wireless N router, just to avoid all this crap I have to deal with.
    
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