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patryan9

join:2004-06-16
Bolton, CT

[Connectivity] Outage right now? Sunday night

Lost mine around 8:15est. Tried calling Comcast and am getting a busy signal.


CSD8086

join:2004-03-12
US

Looks like their DNS servers left a big, steamy load in their pants.

Back up now, BTW...


CorporateDog

join:2006-04-15
Dover, NH
reply to patryan9

What a PITA.

Tried calling their tech support, only to be knocked off with a busy signal.

Then I had to use my Android phone to troubleshoot the thing, and that's when I came to realize that (a.) Their DNS servers were dead. (b.) Google provides free DNS servers, which I quickly switched my router to.



razorben

@spcsdns.net
reply to CSD8086

no. its not up everywhere



razorben

@spcsdns.net
reply to CSD8086

hopefully soon...


patryan9

join:2004-06-16
Bolton, CT
reply to patryan9

yes... went to the iphone and saw the suggestion to change my dns servers to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.8.4. That got me going.



crazediamond
Maybe you shouldn't be so proud?
Premium
join:2002-01-19
Atlanta, GA
reply to patryan9

So if I can't find a spot I n my router to change dns what do I do? Writing this on my phone huzzah computer is Windows 7



ctgreybeard
Old dogs can learn new tricks
Premium
join:2001-11-13
Bethel, CT
Reviews:
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reply to patryan9

said by patryan9:

yes... went to the iphone and saw the suggestion to change my dns servers to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.8.4. That got me going.

That second one should be 8.8.4.4 ... FWIW

Bill W
--
Old dogs can learn new tricks!

bgoodbody
Bill G

join:2002-05-08
North Truro, MA

75.75.75.75 & 75.75.76.76 are not working here.

Best temporary solution is to use non Comcast DNS like Open DNS
208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220
--
- Bill



JodyW

@mycingular.net
reply to patryan9

Still down here in Old Saybrook too.
Made the DNS change suggested and am back up.
Thanks


Techman21

join:2005-04-14
Richmond, VA
reply to patryan9

Same here. I remembered that I had net access on my phone and used that to find a ton of twitter feeds updated on a google search.

Promptly set my router to use Google's DNS. I wonder how hard hit they were with half the Eastern Seaboard using their DNS as a main DNS service.

Funny how the Comcast DNS Server listing showed them all green when this issue started.



anon8765

@mich.net

If your router supports 3 dns lines, figure out which two dns comcasts gives you and write those down. Then add those to the first two lines and another source like google or opendns on the third. This will automatically cause your router to use the 3rd dns whenever the first two are not working. Only thing you'll notice is when everything seems snappier because you're the only person on your node who can use the net.