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01-07-2009, 20:40   #1
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Eircom DSL - DNS Lookups Slow

I'm having terrible issues this evening performing DNS lookups. Takes about 10 to 20 seconds to do the lookup but once done the page loads in normal time.

In Dundalk - wondering if it's me or if anyone else is having issues.
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01-07-2009, 20:42   #2
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Same problem here in Mayo and it won't let me log onto my ps3.
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Not in that area myself but (even temporarily) switching to OpenDNS might help your situation.
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Yip....was just about to post! I'm in Sandyford area....

I think the DNS servers are going up and down.....running full diagnostics, it fails on the IP test, then next time it will pass!??
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Yea I first noticed when I tried to log into Xbox Live. Tried the PC and it's the same.
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Yeah, noticed in Donegal and Kildare also.
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Seems to be getting better now actually but could be intermittent as MartyM said.
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here as well in D15,
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Not in that area myself but (even temporarily) switching to OpenDNS might help your situation.
hi ethernet, how do I switch? Is it just via the browser? Whats the actual IP address of OpenDNS?

thanks!
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Try a different server. 208.67.222.222 or 4.2.2.2

Edit: hmm, a bit slow. 208.67.222.222 is one of the Open DNS servers.

You could also try extending your DNS cache timeout settings so you don't need to do lookups so often.

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Slow here and can't access eircom mail either.
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Having problems here as well. On eircom and can connect to some sites like boards.ie fine but others like google are a no go.
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01-07-2009, 20:49   #13
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same in Pallaskenry Limerick
but disconnecting from my router and reconnecting seems to be working fine now again. prob dumb luck though
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Same in North Dublin - have switched to Open DNS and is okay now.
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I would highly recommend that everyone take one minute to switch to OpenDNS. http://www.opendns.com/

They're much faster and have loads of features that are actually useful.
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