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dib22

join:2002-01-27
Kansas City, MO
reply to m12345s

Re: MBR1000 Issues

if you are on the sprint network (and who knows it might happen on verizon too) sometimes their dns servers fail and everything appears to fall apart since it can't resolve any names. even if you have your dns set to another provider (opendns, or googledns, etc) sprint will still get the request because they blindly proxy your dns requests to their servers.

one thing you can try to see if it is dns it so bypass sprints blind proxy by using the feature built into cradlepoint.

Login to the cradlepoint admin page, then choose Advanced, Webfilter, select "Minimal" radio button then checkmark the "Enable OpenDNS ISP filter bypass algorithm" save and after reboot you will be using opendns's servers instead of sprints.

It could be other issues... and while I run into this a lot on sprint, I would not be surprised if verizon does the exact same dns proxy trick.

m12345s

join:2010-10-13
Bolivar, MO
I'm on Verizon and do have the OpenDNS filter on in the Cradle point, one thing I've noticed is that as we keep adding new devices to the network it seems to happen more often, but it did it occasionally when I first got it and had Sprint. It does kind of act like some kind of DNS issue, I will try to load a page and it won't load, then a minute later it might load but it'll loads very slowly.


dib22

join:2002-01-27
Kansas City, MO
said by m12345s:

I will try to load a page and it won't load, then a minute later it might load but it'll loads very slowly.

Try hitting a site by ip only when it happens... bookmark these so you wont have to try to look them up when it next happens

»74.125.142.104

»18.9.22.69/

Might also try some SSL sites when its happening to see if its all traffic or just some ports... perhaps port 5353 is getting lost (which is the port that webfilter is shifting dns lookups to I think).

My mbr-1000 is still kicking (knock on wood) so I don't know how they act when they are routing their last packets

Good luck to you!

m12345s

join:2010-10-13
Bolivar, MO
I will try that, when it does it, it won't even let me ping the router, I haven't tried pinging sites when it happens yet thought. Thanks for the information.