I’m having a problem where about 2 times out of 10, popular website requests fail and just hang without loading (ie. www.ebay.com, www.speedtest.net). Sometimes they work great and other times just hang. This happens from multiple computers on the network so I know it is not a computer specific issue.
I suspect the Verizon DNS server is at fault and sometimes failing to resolve the URL. So I am trying to use different DNS servers rather than the automatic ones that Verizon assigns. I’m confused about the difference between the “DHCP Server > DNS Servers” and the “WAN Connection Settings > DNS Servers”. Please see the two images for the different areas. I’m trying to set it up so my DNS uses Google DNS (220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168) rather than Verizon’s (198.224.xxx.xxx, 198.224.xxx.xxx)
- What is the difference in the DHCP and WAN areas for setting DNS?
- What happens when I select “WAN > DNS Servers > Obtain Automatically” AND also specify to “Use the following” DNS servers?
- The image shows all four DNS servers, 2 for Verizon, and 2 for Google which I set. In what order are these used by the system?
Your expertise is appreciated.