Wireless router seems to lose DNS

June 14, 2006 at 11:54:45
Specs: XP Pro, Pent. 4 - 512MB
I have a USR MAXg wireless router with the latest firmware upgrade, 3 computers connecting wirelessly with USR NICs (they also have the lastest drivers installed), the router is doing DHCP on the LAN side and getting an IP via DHCP on the WAN side connected to a DSL connection.

All will be working fine then all of a sudden we can't browse the internet. Ping tests are sucessful to the router, outside IPs, and my DNS server, but if I ping a domain address I get the "can't find host" error message. Powercycling the router will solve the problem temporarilly... I'm powercycling it daily.

Any ideas?

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June 14, 2006 at 12:04:45
"and my DNS server"
Your internal server or the ISP's?

You should be able to IE into your router and run tests from there. See if you can ping the ISP's dns server from the router.

I would also check in with USR tech support. You may need a patch.

Give a person a fish, they eat for a day. Suggest they internet search and they learn a skill for a lifetime.

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June 14, 2006 at 13:02:47
The ISPs DNS server.

USR's support was no help.

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August 24, 2006 at 12:45:53
I have/had the same prob since setting up the Usr-5461 MaxG router on a home network. Lose internet connection. Pinging the raw IP address succeeds. Pinging the URL fails. Have had to reboot the router to fix the prob.

As a possible solution :

Have entered the DNS ip primary/secondary addresses (for my ISP) in the network connection properties i.e. under the "internet protocol (TCP/IP)" protocol for my computer.

Seems to be working so far. heres hoping.

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