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Old 09-29-2012, 12:57 PM   #1
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Wierd Wi-fi problem

I seem to be experiencing a really wierd wi-fi issue. My wi-fi seems to have taken a dislike to Mobileread!

I can connect to MR via my phone (hence this message) but via wi-fi I just can't! It will connect to any other web site but not MR. This is the same on my Android tablet, my son's iPad and my laptop.

I am baffled, anybody have any bright ideas?
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Old 09-29-2012, 01:04 PM   #2
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DNS issues?

Maybe reconfigure your router to use OpenDNS servers (208.67.222.222 208.67.220.220) rather than your ISP supplied ones.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:50 PM   #3
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DNS issues?

Maybe reconfigure your router to use OpenDNS servers (208.67.222.222 208.67.220.220) rather than your ISP supplied ones.
Amen to this. I had horrible problems connecting to any number of websites. I thought the problem was with AT&T (my isp), and then when I really researched the issue, this was the problem. I added a couple of different DNS options, and everything has worked fine since.
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:13 PM   #4
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DNS issues?

Maybe reconfigure your router to use OpenDNS servers (208.67.222.222 208.67.220.220) rather than your ISP supplied ones.
Thanks Peter, and thanks for the confirmation pidgeon. I'll look into OpenDNS.
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:22 PM   #5
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Amen to this. I had horrible problems connecting to any number of websites. I thought the problem was with AT&T (my isp), and then when I really researched the issue, this was the problem. I added a couple of different DNS options, and everything has worked fine since.
AT&T has a very slow DNS. I use the Google DNSes at 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 instead.

*climbs into an asthbestos suit in case someone is in an anti-Google mood*
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:07 PM   #6
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I seem to be experiencing a really wierd wi-fi issue. My wi-fi seems to have taken a dislike to Mobileread!
... It will connect to any other web site but not MR. This is the same on my Android tablet, my son's iPad and my laptop.
I'm sorry to tell you this, Bilbo, but I've heard some rumours that this is the new inconspicuous way of suspending members here!
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:18 PM   #7
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AT&T has a very slow DNS. I use the Google DNSes at 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 instead.
Same here. Charter has had some really bad DNS issues lately. One night we couldn't even open my hubby's college site. He was panicking. I switch to Google's DNS and the problem has been solved. For weeks I couldn't figure out what was wrong with my connection. I now use Google DNS which is super fast compared to them. No more problems.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:30 PM   #8
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:08 PM   #9
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Well... OpenDNS do have an IPv6 DNS available 2620:0:ccc::2 and 2620:0:ccd::2

and Google is 2001:4860:4860::8888 and 2001:4860:4860::8844
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:09 PM   #10
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It is true that Google DNS and Open DNS can be faster than some existing solutions or settings, like AT&T, but I would not blinded change the DNS settings without validating 1st.

How fast a DNS will resolve depends of several factors, your location is one of those. So what's fast for you, maybe is not so fast for me.

Instead, I would check available DNS servers. This link is nice:

http://code.google.com/p/namebench/

It checks your existing DNS server settings against other local DNS servers, compare, and give you a report of which one is faster and for how much (latency in ms).

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Old 09-29-2012, 06:23 PM   #11
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You can always switch back if you don't like the change. You just log into your router and remove the new settings. I wont go back to Charter's DNS. I use them since 2006 and never knew why sometimes sites just wouldn't load. No longer an issue for me.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:40 PM   #12
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I do wish I'd studied languages harder at school .........

I haven't the faintest idea what anyone is talking about .......
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:47 PM   #13
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We don't have this problem with FiOS, but used to have sites occasionally blocked via Comcast. Would have to turn off the router, then the modem, then turn the modem back on then the router. Am mystified as to what caused it, but it drove me insane.
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I haven't the faintest idea what anyone is talking about .......
I think they're magical incantations to make the web work better.

but I wouldn't bet on it.
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Carpetmojo...

DNS = Dynamic Name Server
The Internet runs on IP numbers. Mobileread's IP is 67.205.70.12. DNS translates Names to IPs.

I don't know what you're running, but there are numerous ways to change your DNS. Check with your provider.
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