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smithduluth

join:2006-10-26
Duluth, MN

Qwest DNS failures

I've tried 2 Actiontec 701-WG modems with the latest firmware and get DNS errors with both:

(GMT)20:52:09 Wed Nov 01 2006 syslog: No response for DNS request to server 205.171.3.65 yet.
(GMT)20:52:09 Wed Nov 01 2006 syslog: No response for DNS request to server 205.171.3.65 yet.
(GMT)20:52:11 Wed Nov 01 2006 syslog: No response for DNS request to server 205.171.2.65 yet.
(GMT)20:52:11 Wed Nov 01 2006 syslog: All DNS servers tried, no response.
(GMT)20:52:11 Wed Nov 01 2006 syslog: No response for DNS request to server 205.171.2.65 yet.
(GMT)20:52:11 Wed Nov 01 2006 syslog: All DNS servers tried, no response.
(GMT)20:52:14 Wed Nov 01 2006 syslog: No response for DNS request to server 205.171.3.65 yet.
(GMT)20:52:14 Wed Nov 01 2006 syslog: No response for DNS request to server 205.171.3.65 yet.
(GMT)20:52:16 Wed Nov 01 2006 syslog: No response for DNS request to server 205.171.2.65 yet.
(GMT)20:52:16 Wed Nov 01 2006 syslog: All DNS servers tried, no response.
(GMT)20:52:16 Wed Nov 01 2006 syslog: No response for DNS request to server 205.171.2.65 yet.
(GMT)20:52:16 Wed Nov 01 2006 syslog: All DNS servers tried, no response.
(GMT)21:01:33 Wed Nov 01 2006 syslog: failed dns request len=147,srcip=205.171.3.65, url=PS-56909C.domain.actdsltmp
(GMT)21:01:33 Wed Nov 01 2006 syslog: failed dns request len=147,srcip=205.171.3.65, url=PS-56909C.domain.actdsltmp
(GMT)21:01:34 Wed Nov 01 2006 syslog: No response for DNS request to server 205.171.3.65 yet.
(GMT)21:01:36 Wed Nov 01 2006 syslog: No response for DNS request to server 205.171.2.65 yet.
(GMT)21:01:36 Wed Nov 01 2006 syslog: All DNS servers tried, no response.
(GMT)21:01:36 Wed Nov 01 2006 syslog: failed dns request len=72,srcip=192.168.1.200, url=PS-56909C.domain.actdsltmp

Is this a normal condition? I suspect it is causing slow loading of web pages... Thanks Dick



christcorp
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join:2001-05-21
Cheyenne, WY
kudos:1

Well, do you have the DNS set statically, or dynamically? If it's dynamic, then the Qwest DNS servers are addressed at 205.171.3.65 primary, and the secondary is 205.171.2.65. You could try and put those in manually.

Also, the greatest thing about DNS is you can use anyone's that is active. If you'd like, put in 4.2.2.1 and 4.2.2.2 as your DNS server locations. Those are for Level 3. Considering Qwest uses Level 3 for a lot of their transfer, it works out OK. Personally, I use 205.171.3.65 as my primary and 4.2.2.1 as my secondary. Later... Mike...


smithduluth

join:2006-10-26
Duluth, MN

I had it set default (dynamic). I plugged in your suggestion for static DNS address settings, rebooted the modem and reset my NIC card, but DNS address #1 always comes up with the modem LAN address of 192.168.1.200 on the NIC status. #2 comes in as 4.2.2.1 which is what I set it at.. Web pages do appear to come up faster though... Dick

said by christcorp:

Well, do you have the DNS set statically, or dynamically? If it's dynamic, then the Qwest DNS servers are addressed at 205.171.3.65 primary, and the secondary is 205.171.2.65. You could try and put those in manually.

Also, the greatest thing about DNS is you can use anyone's that is active. If you'd like, put in 4.2.2.1 and 4.2.2.2 as your DNS server locations. Those are for Level 3. Considering Qwest uses Level 3 for a lot of their transfer, it works out OK. Personally, I use 205.171.3.65 as my primary and 4.2.2.1 as my secondary. Later... Mike...


Goapy

@qwest.net

Are you running windows or another OS? There is a known bug with Actiontec modems where they report 192.168.0.1 for the DNS instead of the dynamically obtained DNS addresses. For some reason, this isn't a problem under windows XP, but with linux, I had to set up a script to copy the actual DNS addresses to /etc/resolv.conf because DCHP would set it up as 192.168.0.1 and pages would load slow. There are some threads about this on the ubuntu forums. I think someone even came up with a fix, but I just left my script running. Once I changed out to a 2wire modem, a was able to remove my script and it works fine with both windows and linux.


smithduluth

join:2006-10-26
Duluth, MN

My OS is XP Pro SP2.



Vin DSL

join:2002-08-10
Gilbert, AZ
reply to smithduluth

said by smithduluth:

Is this a normal condition? I suspect it is causing slow loading of web pages...
Yeah, maybe...

What are you using for your primary and secondary name servers?

If you don't feel like replying, you might simply try reversing your primary and secondary servers...
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smithduluth

join:2006-10-26
Duluth, MN

Since my Actiontec insists assigning it's own LAN address for the primary DNS via DHCP, I am experimenting with an assigned fixed DNS on the PC nic..


smithduluth

join:2006-10-26
Duluth, MN
reply to smithduluth

I shut down the wireless on my Actiontec 701-WG and put it in DSL transparent mode connected to my old router. A Dlink DI-604 that I had left over from the cable modem days set in PPoe mode. I will see if I get any better results... Ok so far...