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Actiontec GT701-WG Issue

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This wireless router/DSL modem has been acting up over the last several months. For some reason IE will stop resolving the address I put in (any address) and the only way to fix the problem is to reset the modem. I still have internet connectivity because I can remote into my PC from work and reset the modem through the administration page.

Anybody know what's going here? I've already tried upgrading the firmware and that didnt fix the problem.

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In technical terms, it sounds like your router is wigging out.

A test/workaround wound be to manually enter your ISP DNS server address in the TCP/IP properties for your NIC. It's probably using the internal IP address of the router, and the router isn't passing the request to the ISP DNS.
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Originally Posted by mrblink
In technical terms, it sounds like your router is wigging out.

A test/workaround wound be to manually enter your ISP DNS server address in the TCP/IP properties for your NIC. It's probably using the internal IP address of the router, and the router isn't passing the request to the ISP DNS.
I did have the DNS server in my TCP/IP properties pointing to the router instead of the actual servers

I've added both of the true DNS servers instead and also found a nice guide on the web to reconfiguring some of the settings in my modem which had a lot of positive feedback.

Hopefully my problem will be fixed by doing both of these things!
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If you need more help, just let me know. Good luck!
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