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10-22-10, 08:49 PM
I'm getting relatively frequent DNS errors lately. Probably a few a week.
I'm on Time Warner Cable RoadRunner. Other people don't seem to be having this problem, so it appears to be something with the RoadRunner DNS server.
Trying to go anywhere at bikeforums.net just takes me to a RoadRunner DNS not found page.
It comes and goes rather quickly, only lasting 10 minutes or so at a time.
Windows XP, Firefox 3.6, cable modem, IP is 184.108.40.206. Host is cpe-075-191-164-111.carolina.res.rr.com
10-22-10, 09:40 PM
Forwarding to tech. Thanks.
10-22-10, 10:05 PM
There are public DNS servers on the internet. You can hard code the DNS IP address in your network connections. Do a Google search for public DNS servers.
This will bypass the Road Runner DNS server(s).
For Win XP. You can set DNS by going to
Start>Settings>Control Panel>Network Connections.
Right click the connection you are using and select Properties.
Scroll to Internet Protocol (IP) and select Properties again.
At the bottom of the General tab, highlight the "Use The Following DNS Server Addresses".
Enter the DNS IP addresses you found on the internet.
You can set a primary and failover address here. They can be from two different locations if you wish.
I work in IT, and I am not an expert in DNS, but it sounds like they have an issue with their zone updates. Or perhaps one of their DNS servers has corrupt zone records. If their security is sloppy, they could be getting updates from non-authorized servers.
Doesn't sound serious, just irritating.
10-22-10, 10:17 PM
interesting. I never knew that was configurable. I just started using Google's DNS servers. Definitely much faster, especially to google pages. Very cool.
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