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Confused about DNS

I've been experiencing delay problems with various sites recently and understand it may be the DNS server I'm using.

Initially I was using 212.159.11.150 (preferred) & 212.159.13.150 (alternate). I've read that Plusnet are having problems so I should use 194.119.131.66.

Do I set this as my preferred or alternate?
What do I set the other one to?
Do I need to reboot for the changes to take effect?

I have two network connections: 1394 Connection running at 400Mbps and Local Area Connection running at 100Mbps. I am connected to ADSL via a 4-port ethernet modem router which has 2 other PCs connected.

Why do I have two network connections?
Do I need to change DNS settings for both?

Any help is very gratefully received.

Rob
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RE: Confused about DNS

> I've been experiencing delay problems with various sites recently and understand it may be the DNS server I'm using.
>
> Initially I was using 212.159.11.150 (preferred) & 212.159.13.150 (alternate). I've read that Plusnet are having problems so I should use 194.119.131.66.
>
> Do I set this as my preferred or alternate?
> What do I set the other one to?
> Do I need to reboot for the changes to take effect?
>
> I have two network connections: 1394 Connection running at 400Mbps and Local Area Connection running at 100Mbps. I am connected to ADSL via a 4-port ethernet modem router which has 2 other PCs connected.
>
> Why do I have two network connections?
> Do I need to change DNS settings for both?
>
> Any help is very gratefully received.
>
> Rob


Right the 1394 connection is i suspect your firewire
port or some such, just ignore it.

The one your interested in is the Local Area Connection (LAN).
The DNS setting to change on this connection is the second/alternate one leave the primary as it is.
So change the secondary to 194.119.131.66 and leave the primary set to 212.159.11.150
Do a reboot just to make sure new settings take.

Hope this helps Ali
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RE: Confused about DNS

Hi Guys,

I have posted this a couple of times, unfortunately no one has given me any feedback yet. If you are having problems with the DNS servers assigned by default (212.159.11.150 and 212.159.13.150).

212.159.13.49 and 212.159.13.50 are currently running as Beta Caching Name servers. These servers are in testing but so far this has had positive results. If you manually change your settings to use these servers we would very much appreciate your feedback.

Regards,

Ian Wild
PlusNet Customer Support