This is a discussion on DNS Errors - Routers ; On Thursday I bought a new router(sumvision 802.11b/g wireless broadband router). I already had a router with four PCs connected to it and all seemed fine, I moved one of the PCs and couldn't be bothered running a network cable, ...
On Thursday I bought a new router(sumvision 802.11b/g wireless broadband
router). I already had a router with four PCs connected to it and all seemed
fine, I moved one of the PCs and couldn't be bothered running a network
cable, hence the new router.
I have it set up as follows,
3 pcs conected to the ethernet ports on the back of the router, 1 pc
Router set up to be DHCP server on the LAN side, DHCP client on the server
side and the cloned MAC address is the same as in the old router.
2 pc connected to the ethernet port run winxp the other, redhat linux and
the wireless pc also runs winxp.
4Mb Cable connection(telewest)
The problem I have is that when I set things up, everything worked as
expected but after a while, web browsing started to slow down. I turned the
router off for a while and then powered back up again and my browsing speed
was back to normal. I left the PC for a couple of hours and on return, web
browsing had again slowed down until eventually I got DNS Errors every time.
Every PC was the same when browsing.
I noticed that the performance of online gaming was not affected in any way,
either me accessing another server or anybody accessing my own. Similarly
when the browsing was slowing down, I downloaded a file at a rate of
525Kb/s, which is about average for me so it only seems to be when browsing
that I have this problem.
I disabled the wireless settings in the router, to take that out of the
equation but the same keeps happening, ie browsing slows until eventually I
get DNS errors, I reboot router and it works again for a couple of hours.
When I do ipconfig, everything is as expected.
Is this likely to be a hardware fault or something I have done wrong.
Any help would be appreciated.