Plusnet DNS servers - always problematic

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Madge O'Reene, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. They seem to fail just about every day (probably more than once, but
    certainly whenever I've been at home in the evening) for around 10 to
    30 minutes at a time. CS claim no one else has ever reported such
    problems, even though for a while I was phoning them every evening for
    about two weeks.
    So, are there any alternative domain name servers I can use?
    Medium-cost ultra-reliable, low-cost fairly reliable or free
    better-than-plusnet?

    Thanks
     
    Madge O'Reene, Oct 18, 2005
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  2. A lot of DNS servers are public and will allow any connection to them.

    Try any of the following:-

    Zen
    212.23.8.1
    212.23.8.6

    MCI/Pipex
    158.43.128.1
    158.43.192.1
    --or--
    158.43.240.4
    158.43.240.3

    Seb
     
    Sebastian Kinnaird, Oct 18, 2005
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  3. Many thanks.
     
    Madge O'Reene, Oct 18, 2005
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  4. Madge O'Reene

    MinusNet Guest

    Sebastian Kinnaird wrote

    Good ol' pussnet - happy to piggyback for free off other working ISPs
     
    MinusNet, Oct 18, 2005
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  5. Hi,

    I've just seen another post in this group about DNS, which of our DNS
    servers are you using? There are four

    212.159.13.49
    212.159.13.50
    212.159.6.9
    212.159.6.10

    Do you have them specified on your router/PC or set to pick up via DHCP.
    If you're using the router as a DNS server might be worth specifying them
    in the PC's network settings to see if that makes a difference.


    With Regards,

    Dave,
     
    PlusNet Support Team, Oct 18, 2005
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    fred Guest

    I've had problems with these Pipex DNS in the past with v slow responses
    I'd guess that the Zen ones will be well oiled machines :)
     
    fred, Oct 18, 2005
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  7. Madge O'Reene

    Flying Rat Guest

    and paying their customers to spam on their behalf too.

    Real class outfit.

    Are the Maxwell Brothers directors, I wonder?

    FR
     
    Flying Rat, Oct 18, 2005
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  8. Madge O'Reene

    MinusNet Guest

    Flying Rat wrote

    I'd not bet my pension on it.
     
    MinusNet, Oct 19, 2005
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  9. Thanks, but I've been through this (many times) on the 'phone to Plus.
    I've put the Zen DNS address as an alternative in my router and I'll
    see how this behaves over the coming days. As with the poster on the
    other thread, I was looking to move to another ISP.
     
    Madge O'Reene, Oct 20, 2005
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