Dodgy Internet Connection
Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:00 PM
The message I get in my internet browser when this happens and I'm online at the time is - DNS lookup failure.
Does anyone know why a "DNS lookup failure" occurs?
Posted 16 September 2011 - 11:32 PM
DNS lookup is the process by which the DNS servers at your service provider look up the IP address of the domain name you've typed in. If your computer cannot connect to the DNS, you'll receive a DNS lookup error.
Posted 19 September 2011 - 09:14 PM
Posted 19 September 2011 - 11:19 PM
It's cuz my router isn't great and it isn't coping with the dynamic IP address (basically the change makes my router have a hissy fit - thereby cutting internet connection).
It's the third router I've had this year - looks like it's time to phone again (which means I'll do it next time it really bugs me)
(I was just hoping for a fix that didn't require moaning again lol)
Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:24 AM
EDIT: Ah, I was a bit late.
Edited by CallumA, 01 December 2011 - 01:27 AM.
Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:57 AM
It has happened at all times of day but some times more frequent that others (afternoon and tea-time) very rare in the night, moderately rare in the morning.
I think that this problem occurs because the router refreshes itself (or whatever it does) and I assume it changes to a new IP (or whatever) after a certain amount of time, and because the numbers change, if I'm connected to the internet at the time it does it, everything crashes because the connection it had doesn't exist any more...
Or something like that (its late and my mind is not awake enough for even mild techie language tonight)
Does this sound feasible?
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