I want to reconfigure my DNS settings. This is because I'm not totally sure my Plusnet connection is 100% reliable 24x7 but I could be wrong. The change would be a test. I'm on the 55/10 fibre package giving me a true 22/3.
My Y-Cam security cameras are sensitive things and of late they have been showing short frequent random disconnections. According to Y-Cam they have had no issues their end. Sunday was particularly bad with the cameras going offline most of the day. They have been fine since.
However, during the disconnections I can still surf and a speedtest shows my normal down and up speeds.
I can change primary and secondary on the PC or via the router interface.
Windows ipv4 would allow me to specify Plusnet as one of the options whilst the Asus interface would limit me to the likes ot Google and OpenDNS as primary and secondary.
What's the best/recommended DNS ploy?
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Re: DNS Settings
20-09-2016 7:48 AM - edited 20-09-2016 7:51 AM
Before you start messing about with DNS settings:
- Do you know if you've been moved to the new network?
- Are you on a static IP?
Re DNS servers, there are Google DNS servers co-located in or very near the Plusnet data centres on 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124. I've been using them for ages.
On my Asus router I've left the DNS 1 as auto but I've set DNS 2 as Google 126.96.36.199
That was a week ago.
Since then I've not had a single security camera random short disconnection issue.
This could of course be totally coincidental.