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Windows 7: DNS settings on a Linksys router

16 Feb 2013   #1
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
DNS settings on a Linksys router

I'm trying to figure out a lag that occurs when I'm streaming media from YouTube, Hulu, etc... I'll be playing a video (song, etc...) and at random intervals, it stalls and the quickest way to restart the stream is to hit pause, then play, quickly. There doesn't seem to be any buffer issue, and I can download other items uninterrupted during the stream issue.

While I was looking for the root causes of this all, I came across a puzzle in the setup of my Linksys WRT120N router. I typically set up my router to use OpenDNS's servers, and, up until recently, they worked fine. Then, not long ago, Charter Cable replaced a burnt-out cable modem. Since that time, my router started using DNS addresses that are different from the ones that I had set up in the router config. (See attach)

Before I call Charter Support (an all-day process), I wanted to see if anyone had any ideas of getting around this, or how Charter managed to hijack my settings.

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16 Feb 2013   #2
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I should mention that I'm using 100 mb ethernet. This is a problem on the wireless side, as well, with the PS3 and another laptop on the network.
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18 Feb 2013   #3
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

No help?
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18 Feb 2013   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I believe the picture on the left is showing your modem's settings, if your router is connected to this modem then it's own settings should be over ridding the modem's setting's.

You can confirm this by typing ipconfig/all into an elevated command prompt.

It will most likely show your DNS as the default gateway of the router which is 192.168.1.1, this is pointing back to the router as the DNS server which means you are really using the open DNS.
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18 Feb 2013   #5
PeaB4YouGo

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

ipconfig shows me that I'm using the OpenDNS servers, so I guess things are happening the way I want them to, but why wouldn't my router show me the same servers? Is this even related to the issue that caused me to check DNS in the first place?
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18 Feb 2013   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeaB4YouGo View Post
ipconfig shows me that I'm using the OpenDNS servers, so I guess things are happening the way I want them to, but why wouldn't my router show me the same servers? Is this even related to the issue that caused me to check DNS in the first place?
When the ipconfig/all shows the default gateway IP for the DNS server, it's just pointing to the router as the source for DNS. You can type the DNS server IP's into the ipV4 properties then the ipconfig/all will show Open DNS.

I'm not sure about what could be causing the streaming lag issue, I'm not even sure if you are using a wired or wireless connection. If you can post the ipconfig/all it may be helpful.
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