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Windows 7: DNS Server - use any one that "ranks" higher?

25 Sep 2013   #31
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

I see you used the DNS Server IP addresses that DNS Benchmark indicates are the best choice.


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25 Sep 2013   #32
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Try 192.168.1.1 and let me know what you get.
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25 Sep 2013   #33
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Another way to find your cable modem address would be to take the router out of the loop and connect your system directly to the cable modem and then do an ipconfig /all.
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25 Sep 2013   #34
jimnycricket

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Here is what my router is reading...There is the default gateway.
168 takes me to my router (I wonder if the modem has been bridged)
129 hangs

DNS Server - use any one that "ranks" higher?-router.png


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25 Sep 2013   #35
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Why are you trying to access your modems settings? Normally a modem is an invisible device in terms of IP addressing with only a router holding an IP address in terms of default gateway. I read earlier in this thread you wished to access it for DNS settings? That is done on the router, not the modem.

Josh
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25 Sep 2013   #36
jimnycricket

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
Why are you trying to access your modems settings? Normally a modem is an invisible device in terms of IP addressing with only a router holding an IP address in terms of default gateway. I read earlier in this thread you wished to access it for DNS settings? That is done on the router, not the modem.

Josh
Someone suggested that the DNS setting on the router isn't as effective unless the modem DNS setting matches - something to this affect.
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25 Sep 2013   #37
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

A modem is typically just to convert an Analog signal (DSL) to a digital signal (Ethernet) to either a router or end device. All default gateways are routers since routers are the only interconnection device that can route you from one network to another. DNS settings are managed on the router, as far as I can see you have appropriate DNS servers configured based on the screenshot provided in the previous post.

Josh
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25 Sep 2013   #38
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
A modem is typically just to convert an Analog signal (DSL) to a digital signal (Ethernet) to either a router or end device. All default gateways are routers since routers are the only interconnection device that can route you from one network to another. DNS settings are managed on the router, as far as I can see you have appropriate DNS servers configured based on the screenshot provided in the previous post.

Josh

I think the point that is confusing is that a modem, either DSL or Cable, supplied by your service provider is both a modem and router. In jimnycricket's case, he has an additional router between his Cable modem and his PC.

In the case of a router plus a Cable modem, do you need to set the properties on both devices?

Regards
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26 Sep 2013   #39
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Yes you would. However I'm almost certain that the device attached on the OPs router before going to the Internet is a modem because the router configuration shows a public IP address

Normally with a router combo box there would be a private IP address on the router configuration.

Josh
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26 Sep 2013   #40
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

A lot (maybe most) of TW's "modems" in my area are also routers with Network Address Translation (and thus DHCP) turned off by default. See this post for my ramblings to the OP on this DNS topic. In that post, the term "modem" has an asterisk. See the bottom of the post for the note tied to that asterisk. The note has a link to a TW site for modem manuals. I sure wish we knew the make/model that the OP has.

Anyway, the image that the OP put into post #34 is a perfect example of when the default gateway is not the IP to surf to in order to configure a modem/router combo. If the OP connected one computer directly to this "modem", then that computer would have the default gateway that you see in the screenshot. These "modems" are configured via a USB connector and an app on a computer (or via remote control from TW). They don't have/use a web server to serve up the configuration interface. Which is why the "129" IP address did not display a webpage for the OP.

I had never seen a modem/router combo that required USB configuration before I worked on a TW setup. I had to ask TW turn enable NAT from their end. They did not want to do it. I eventually won that argument.
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