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Standard User Bongohonky
(newbie) Sat 05-May-12 11:58:02
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Orange Broadband DNS alternatives.


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Can anyone suggest an alternate DNS for Orange broadband apart fromn OpenDNS and Google? I have been forced to stay at a relatives house for what may be some time and they have Orange Wifi with a Netgear DGN1000 router. I have a business concern in the virtual world Second Life and I can only log in to this for 1 - 3 minutes before it crashes. Is there something I can do to the router (apart from kick it round the house..... my preferred treatment at the moment) I have searched many, many sites and people always suggest OpenDNS and Google DNS which I have tried to no avail.
Please help - the old relative won't hear of changing isp's (or anything else) and I am at my wits end here.
Thanks.
Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Sat 05-May-12 12:24:00
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Hi, your problem could be with the router MTU, set it (1500) not 1492

Orange DNS settings…
Primary Domain Name Server: 193.36.79.101
Secondary Domain Name Server: 193.36.79.100

Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU): 1500

My 2Wire 2700HGV Router Stats with Orange.
View Broadband Link Details
DSL Connection Details
DSL Line (Wire Pair): Line 1 (inner pair)
Protocol: G.DMT2+ Annex A
Downstream Rate: 11041 kbps
Upstream Rate: 1144 kbps
Channel: Fast
Current Noise Margin: 9.3 dB (Downstream), 6.5 dB (Upstream)
Current Attenuation: 30.9 dB (Downstream), 11.8 dB (Upstream)
Current Output Power: 20.8 dBm (Downstream), 12.1 dBm (Upstream)
DSLAM Vendor Information: Country: {0xB5} Vendor: {IFTN} Specific: {0xBE71

Orange WBC 20 Mbps. Sync 11864 kbps Downstream, 1189 kbps Upstream.
Netgear DGN1000 ADSL2+ wireless N 150 Router supplied by Orange
BT Business Hub 2Wire 2700HGV v2 ADSL2+ Dual SSID wireless Router
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sat 05-May-12 16:36:16
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Re: Orange Broadband DNS alternatives.


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MTU or router NAT table issues sound a lot more likely than DNS issues.

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.


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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 05-May-12 17:00:36
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Re: Orange Broadband DNS alternatives.


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Not had any problem with Orange DNS lately and if OpenDNS and Google DNS are to no avail, then your issue is not with the DNS.

EDIT: What are the router stats?

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 19 Meg WBC

Edited by XRaySpeX (Sat 05-May-12 17:01:55)

Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Sun 06-May-12 00:01:19
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Would port forwarding help?

http://portforward.com/

Orange WBC 20 Mbps. Sync 11864 kbps Downstream, 1189 kbps Upstream.
Netgear DGN1000 ADSL2+ wireless N 150 Router supplied by Orange
BT Business Hub 2Wire 2700HGV v2 ADSL2+ Dual SSID wireless Router
Standard User Bongohonky
(newbie) Sun 06-May-12 06:37:13
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Thanks for your help guys. I shall look into this MTU you speak of - My own home set up is BT Infinity which is gloriously fast and, right up until the house burnt down, very reliable. I had read a lot of stuff online about people having issues with Orange broadband and certain sites - SL and WoW apparently being two of the more frequented ones - and they had fixed the problem with OpenDNS or Google. I will give the MTU a poke with a stick when I find it.
Thanks
Standard User Bongohonky
(newbie) Sun 06-May-12 07:36:14
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Is this what you mean by stats?


System Up Time 107:16:27
Port Status TxPkts RxPkts Collisions Tx B/s Rx B/s Up Time
WAN PPPoA 6093 12584 0 732 3928 00:27:36
LAN 10M/100M 135820 48903 0 156 20 107:16:09
WLAN 11M/54M/150M 6864246 5448505 0 5480 1609 107:16:12

ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
Connection Speed 13784 kbps 1011 kbps
Line Attenuation 13.9 db 6.0 db
Noise Margin 14.2 db 8.6 db

Also, could someone explain where I can find the MTU please?
Standard User Bongohonky
(newbie) Sun 06-May-12 07:57:40
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Ok, so I found the MTU. What should I be doing to it? And the NAT?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 06-May-12 11:37:25
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It might, but with nat issues usually the game does not work at all in terms of internet connection, rather than work for a while

Andrew Ferguson, andrew@thinkbroadband.com
www.thinkbroadband.com - formerly known as ADSLguide.org.uk
The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User Bongohonky
(newbie) Sun 06-May-12 12:53:33
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Ok. So I changed the MTU settings to several different levels - from 1400 1500 and I pinged Google's 8.8.8.8 ip, which gave favourable results. This didn't change the status in Second Life though - getting the same problem: I can log in but once everything has rezzed properly I am crashed. I know it's not SL - I parked myself in a cafe with Wifi and it worked fine - but, what the hell could it be?
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