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DNS Server

My DNS server disconnects 10 to 12 times a day making using the computer a pain. I do not know what to do - HP no is help and want to charge for help,. Verizon gave me a new router but it is worse since then so I do not think that is it - do not know who to call or how to troubleshoot but very frustrating. Also, have another question - I got Playon years ago when CNet first suggested it f(cost way down now) but it appears when it records videos for Playon they are also backed up on Chrome, Google, OneDrive and which (I assume) would make my computer slow - I do not need all those backups - how do I stop that and maybe my computer will speed up

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Clarification Request
I need to clarify something.

English being what it is, is this DNS server yours or just one you are using.

If you are having DNS issues, why not change to other DNS (servers)?

This is not something most can troubleshoot. Troubleshooting a DNS requires access to the DNS control panel and this is why we must be absolutely clear if it's your DNS or just one the ISP assigned you.

There are so many articles about changing to another DNS that that is not a hurdle. But you wrote about your DNS and troubleshooting so it may be a rare setup so let's hear what DNS Server you deployed.

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I do not know

I do not know that is why I asked. Do I create my own? Thought it came with the router or the computer. I am 72 and NOT computer savvy. I will try to find articles tonight and learn how to change it.

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That helped.

There is no troubleshooting required. You simply (?) change to another DNS.

I suggest you try 8.8.8.8 next. That's the Google DNS and usually works better than most ISPs.

Google like this: How do I change to the Google DNS in Windows 10?
Change the search to match what your PC runs.

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Thank You

Changed it and will try out later - need to get 1/2 acre of leaves chopped before the rain but this should make like less frustrating - thanks for your quick response.

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There are other public DNS choices.

I wrote router code in the 90's so I tend to go overboard and run tests with DNSBENCH. For most, the change to a Google or other DNS is all that is needed.

I had another thought that a few folk don't know what a DNS failure is versus the many other failures. In this discussion I take your word that there has been a DNS failure. If it's something else, more detail would be required.

-> In parting, don't get hung up on using just one browser. Right now I'm on Firefox for these forums and watching a video on Chrome. I also have Opera on call since it does some other things nicely.

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Unbelievable My computer is no longer slower than molasse

My computer is no longer slower than molasses going uphill in the middle of winter!! It did not cut me off, freeze or slowly slowly go to the next page. Like my computer is alive !! Never signed me out after 5 minutes - I came back to it and was still waiting for me to go on vs having to sign in again. Thank you Thank you Thank you.

By the way, there were no numbers where I put the 8.8.8.8 and the 8.8.8.4. what was suppose to be there? I would get a screen telling me "DNS server not found - " computer would sit there for 30+ seconds and then connect to a page -I would run the trouble shooter and it would come back no issues found the still could not find the DNS server. (approx 8 to 10 times a day)

Moving so fast now I may get whiplash

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DNS Server

I endorse you attempt 8.Eight.Eight.Eight subsequent. That's the Google DNS and typically works better than most ISPs.

Google like this: How do I alternate to the Google DNS in Windows 10?
Change the hunt to fit what your PC runs.

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Try these - New Australian DNS Servers

New DNS Service
I have created a new Australian Dedicated DNS service.

I would like to share this and hoping for some "Constructive" Feedback


www.DnsAustralia.net.au


Melbourne Core
Primary 45.124.52.17
Secondary 45.124.53.159

Sydney Core

Primary 43.229.60.176
Secondary 43.229.62.192

Brisbane Core
Primary 103.16.128.53
Secondary 103.230.156.88


Perth Load Balanced Primary 43.229.62.192 Secondary 45.124.53.159

Hobart Load Balanced Primary 43.229.62.192 Secondary 45.124.52.17

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Can you do a test for us?

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