Curious OpenDNS / Orange Issue

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by philby, Jan 29, 2009.

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  1. philby

    philby Registered Member

    Jan 10, 2008
    Hello there

    Have been using Open DNS for a long time on home network, 1 desktop + 2 laptops.

    I don't use any auto-updater for when the network's public IP is changed by Orange, the ISP. I normally wait until my shortcuts fail and take this as a cue to manually update the ip in the OpenDNS control panel.

    On Monday and Tuesday nights this week, at around 10pm UK time, I could no longer open / or in either Opera or IE7.

    I could still, however, open any other site.

    The same problem was replicated on all 3 machines.

    I checked the router and found that if I switched to "Get DNS automatically from ISP", I could open google again. If I immediately switched back to "use the following DNS, ie etc", the problem disappeared and all sites were accessible again.

    The problem was not that shortcuts didn't work, it was that I could not manually open any google or opendns related sites from either browser's address bar.


    Anyone else?

    Last edited: Jan 29, 2009
  2. Searching_ _ _

    Searching_ _ _ Registered Member

    Jan 2, 2008
    The problem could've been in the browsers. Browser Ghost Buster Maybe reinstall browsers if below doesn't work.
    The DNS cache in the computer. CMD.exe ipconfig /flushdns

    Maybe some one else has better ideas.
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