To manually Opt Out of the redirecting DNS that Earthlink has
DNS Opt Out Servers
22.214.171.124 (East Coast = EC)
126.96.36.199 (West Coast = WC)
If you are on the East Coast then use the East Coast as your Primary DNS entry and use the West Coast as your Secondary DNS entry. If you are on the West Coast then use the West Coast as your Primary DNS entry and use the East Coast as your Secondary DNS entry. It is best to hard code these into your Router only and let the Router give the DNS info to your PCs via normal DHCP instead of manually having to hard code multiple PCs. Most all Routers made in the last 10 Years have a settings location to place DNS entries (usually under LAN settings or DHCP settings).
I personally use 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 (alternate use of 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 is acceptable) in my Router on a East Coast located Covad circuit. They seem to work much, much better than the EL Opt Out servers of 22.214.171.124 (East Coast) and 126.96.36.199 (West Coast) do for me. Your results may vary.
»EarthLink DSL FAQ »How to Specify DNS Information in the EarthLink UHP ADSL Modem
In the ZyXEL P660R-ELNK it is on this LAN - LAN Setup page under "Advanced Setup" then select "LAN", type in the Primary and Secondary DNS servers (188.8.131.52 for Primary and 184.108.40.206 for Secondary) then click on Apply.
You can alternatively use any open "non-redirecting" DNS IPs in the UHP Modems, ZyXEL Routers, or any brand of Aftermarket Routers of your choosing like OpenDNS at »www.opendns.com/.
Here is some additional background info:
• »Oh No They Didn't!
• »blogs.earthlink.net/2006 ··· ns_1.php
• »blogs.earthlink.net/2006 ··· ng_1.php
• »blogs.earthlink.net/2006 ··· andl.php