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Customer

@frontiernet.net

[FiOS] Is anyone seeing issues with DNS resolutions?

I am a long time FiOS customer (since 2007) and am on Verizon/Frontier plan in Bothell WA. However recently (anecdotally for past 10 days or so), I have started seeing connectivity issues. Many a times, DNS resolution does not work. If it works, the speeds are as expected. However, the periods of loss of connectivity are getting frustratingly longer (consistently around 10 mins and sometimes upto an hour).
Is anyone else experiencing this?


darcilicious
Cyber Librarian
Premium
join:2001-01-02
Forest Grove, OR
kudos:4
I haven't used the default (ISP-supplied) DNS in years. Some of the more popular alternatives are:

Verizon:
4.2.2.1
4.2.2.2
4.2.2.3
4.2.2.4
4.2.2.5
4.2.2.6

OpenDNS:
208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220

Google:
8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4
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Mannus
Premium
join:2005-10-25
Fort Wayne, IN
reply to Customer
+1 for OpenDNS. One thing i like about OpenDNS is you can create an OpenDNS dashboard account and set filters to block specific categories such as facebook, gambling, porn, hate groups, etc.

therealjoeyj

join:2012-12-26
Redmond, WA
reply to Customer
I've noticed this often with Frontier's DNS and have had the best luck with google's dns versus OpenDNS. YMMV


sir didymus
Premium
join:2004-12-22
Snohomish, WA
reply to Customer
Switched to the Google addresses during an extended outage years ago.

The best side effect is you don't get the spammy FiOS error page advertising everything but what you were actually looking for when you enter an improper URL.


NOYB
St. John 3.16
Premium
join:2005-12-15
Forest Grove, OR
kudos:1
said by sir didymus:

Switched to the Google addresses during an extended outage years ago.

The best side effect is you don't get the spammy FiOS error page advertising everything but what you were actually looking for when you enter an improper URL.


Frontier's non "assistive" DNS servers for NW:
184.16.33.56
184.16.4.23

For me they are the fastest and I don't recall having issues with them. So far as I'm concerned there is no need to use typically slower third party.

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Doug Huffman

join:2007-07-27
Washington Island, WI
reply to Customer
I've used OpenDNS for many years.

I would prefer a distributed local DNS protocol as antifragile to FedGov hate-group tinkering.

I use local blocking against such ignorance, NoScript, AdBlockPlus, BetterPrivacy et cetera, et cetera.
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FiOSUser

@frontiernet.net
reply to darcilicious
These ones work fantastic. I have moved to the open dns ones for some time now... No longer an issue
Thanks guys, this is an awesome forum


Hank
Searching for a new Frontier
Premium
join:2002-05-21
Burlington, WV
kudos:3
I had to install a modem this morning so Frontier could work on the line. I normally use OpenDNS but this morning using Frontiers DNS servers I had several issues when attempting to connect to sites that I normally visit, i.e. DSLReports.