DNS not resolving correctly
I am getting intermittent loss of traffic on my ADSL connection, via a TG582n router. The ability to communicate to websites, mail etc is simply lost, though the connection stays "up". It sometimes comes back by itself, it usually comes back if I reboot the router. Having got fed up with this I dug a little deeper. Pings timed out but I was then surprised to find that the addresses were being resolved to a strange set of IPs - 198.18.1.xx, didn't matter whether it was google.co.uk or plus.net or my own site, etc, justs the xx was different.
The router config page shows the correct IPs for the Plusnet DNS server - 188.8.131.52 / ....10
This problem has appeared back in time on this forum but I couldn't find a resolution. Called Plusnet support but they want to do a full 30-second reset on my router which means I'll have to reconfigure it.
Anyone any ideas?
Re: DNS not resolving correctly
26-06-2019 1:16 PM - edited 26-06-2019 1:16 PM
@Cliff_g if the problem is what I think it is , DNS spoofing then the solution was in this thread https://community.plus.net/t5/ADSL-Broadband/DNS-problems-with-Technicolor-TG582n/td-p/1181838
On a windows PC type Run in the start box
In the dos wndow that opens type :telnet 192.168.1.254
user name is "admin"
password is " router serial number" as shown on the label on base of router
type : dns server config WANDownSpoofing = disabled
then : saveall
then : exit
I'm not sure that's the complete solution though, since there's been a couple of other threads since that might be worth a look at...