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DNS problems with LinkSys router

April 8, 2009 at 20:23:57
Specs: Windows XP

I think something is going on with the DNS on the LinkSys WUSB54G router. When my computer went out and I couldn’t pull up Web pages, LinkSys monitor said the problem was between the router and the Web. When they got it in the shop and connected it to their ISP, no problems. When I got it back it worked for several days and then yesterday went out again. Same problem; could only get a Web page if I knew the IP address. Then this morning it was working again. Then tonight the monitor said it was fluctuating between being connected to the Web and not being connected. Driving me nuts.

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#1
April 8, 2009 at 20:41:07

Give your PC a static IP & static DNS IPs. See what happens.

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#2
April 9, 2009 at 07:57:12

how about we start with what your present dns entries are on the workstation.

static ip does not address dns issues.


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#3
April 9, 2009 at 19:16:36

I said static DNS too. What do you mean it doesn't address it? He didn't say anything about having his own domain.

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#4
April 10, 2009 at 08:53:20

If he assignes a static ip and dns which are the same as presently being used the same issue will exist. Assigning static anything does not troubleshoot the issue but tries to "fix" the issue without understanding what the actual issue is.

First thing to do is gather some facts like what ip he is using for dns so we can see if it is a live dns server or just a wrong ip.

It does not sound like a dns issue but a connectivity or isp/router issue.


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#5
April 10, 2009 at 17:06:55

That's the thing. We don't know if they are the same. Sometimes the router IP is listed as the DNS & the ISP's DNS isn't passed to the workstation from the router.

As I've said in other posts, I don't understand using DHCP for small networks.


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