My boring ass internet connectivity problem
December 17, 2012 7:21 AM Subscribe
Seeking a more fulfilling relationship with my little box of internet. I have DNS troubles. Can you help diagnose them?
posted by clavicle to computers & internet (6 answers total)
I have: an old Lenovo netbook, XP, and a T-Mobile hotspot. I'm using Google's public DNS. On the regular, like every day or two, my browser throws the error that tells me DNS lookup has failed. Sometimes this is at the beginning of a browser session or when the laptop's been asleep, and sometimes it's right in the middle when I've been working away with no problems. Most times I can fix this by power-cycling the hotspot. Sometimes nothing works except stepping away from the laptop for a while.
This is super annoying. What gives? Can I do better? What needs upgrading?