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Why is my DNS Server Address Constantly Changing? For BirdDog, Gwalk or Corrosive...and others, too....

brianj1313
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Re: Why is my DNS Server Address Constantly Changing? For BirdDog, Gwalk or Corrosive...and others, too....

Just Google static vs dynamic ip addresses and it will explain it
GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Why is my DNS Server Address Constantly Changing? For BirdDog, Gwalk or Corrosive...and others, too....

Amanda,

If you are speaking about the IPv4 and IPv6 settings, yes, they are both set to obtain the DNS server address automatically.   I do see on Glasswire where, under the Status Meter app, it shows that address as a host.  Sometimes I do restart my computer, especially when it has that recent freezing problem, and when it restarts the status meter connects again, of course.  

For the next few days I'll write down the time when I start the computer, plus the times when I have to restart.  I'll check to see if that start, and the restarts, correspond to the DNS address changes.  If it turns out that this is what's causing them, then it's actually nothing to worry about.   

I appreciate the help. 


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GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Why is my DNS Server Address Constantly Changing? For BirdDog, Gwalk or Corrosive...and others, too....

I was wondering if that's what was causing it, too.  Amanda mentioned the possibility of it being tied to the Status Meter, and I have had to restart quite often lately (since the anniversary update), so I'm going to see if the address changes correspond to the initial startup and any times that I have to restart. 

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GabeU
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Re: Why is my DNS Server Address Constantly Changing? For BirdDog, Gwalk or Corrosive...and others, too....

No router with this setup.  I have yet to check my laptop to see if it does it when I do use the router.  I only connect the router and power it up when using my laptop.  I might do that later tonight, during Bonus Bytes time, as I have to update the laptop anyway.  Actually, my seldom used notebook, as well.   


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GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Why is my DNS Server Address Constantly Changing? For BirdDog, Gwalk or Corrosive...and others, too....

Ah.  So yours is doing the same,  though to a considerably lesser extent.  Interesting. 


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GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Why is my DNS Server Address Constantly Changing? For BirdDog, Gwalk or Corrosive...and others, too....

I don't believe this has anything to do with dynamic IP addresses, which Hughesnet uses. 

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GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Why is my DNS Server Address Constantly Changing? For BirdDog, Gwalk or Corrosive...and others, too....

Well, I've discovered that it's definitely tied to this computer, alone.  Neither my laptop, nor more seldom used notebook, have had one single instance of the DNS server changing.  When I connected the router and plugged my desktop into one of the LAN connections on it, sure enough, another DNS change, but this time to 192.168.1.1, instead of 192.168.0.1.  I think that's because the router has that first DNS locked into it.

Should I try setting both IPv4 and IPv6 to manual and use 192.168.0.1, or could not having them set to automatic cause problems?   

All of this fiddling around did prompt me to finally downgrade my notebook from W10 to W8.1, though.  It's just too weak to run W10 well.  It only has an AMD A4-1250 at 1Ghz and 4GB of memory, so it was very slow, and forget trying to do more than one thing at a time with it.  Even with an SSD it was still dreadfully inadequate in the speed and multitasking departments.  I know it runs W8.1 halfway decently, so at least I got something good done with this whole adventure, though I had to install W8, update everything, then upgrade to W8.1, and again, update everything, plus reinstalling all of my programs, and I'm still in the process of all of this.  At least it will run better, though.


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C0RR0SIVE
Associate Professor

Re: Why is my DNS Server Address Constantly Changing? For BirdDog, Gwalk or Corrosive...and others, too....

Having it not automatic will cause issues as you shouldn't be assigned a 192.x.x.x address on your LAN when directly attached and the private address they do give you can change at any moment.
GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Why is my DNS Server Address Constantly Changing? For BirdDog, Gwalk or Corrosive...and others, too....

Ah.  Good to know.

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GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Why is my DNS Server Address Constantly Changing? For BirdDog, Gwalk or Corrosive...and others, too....

Just as I figured it would, the constant warnings of DNS changes from Glasswire stopped since changing my the DNS servers to Google's.  Still, why it was constantly doing this was odd.  Neither of my other computers had this problem, including when I had my laptop directly connected sans router.  At least my Glasswire graph will look a little cleaner.  That's always good. 

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