Got new router installed (though for its promise of long distance, it covers less than my ASUS router did. 😞 ). Yesterday morning it worked perfectly fine (we are out of bandwidth for the month, so have to use bonus time). Keith woke up at 2am, I told him we attacked Syria, and he went online. His most commonly used page loaded fine, but more than half of the links on it gave DNS server not found messages. I got out my tablet (my laptop usually isn't in the bedroom), and everything worked FINE. My tablet is a Kindle Fire, and uses their specific web browser. Now I am really kinda curious. I go get MY laptop, and it does the same thing as Keith's. I empty the cache on hubby's laptop, reset its wireless settings, delete and reinstall the saved wireless networks, double-check my DHCP settings (the router defaults to the same ip address as my satellite modem)... Another curious thought occurs to me, and I try to pull up the ip address to the satellite modem from a laptop. Same cannot resolve message. It is visible, though, to the tablet. Pinging works to Google and Yahoo, but when you use either search engine, many of the links they give you give you the same error. You can see the modem with my Kindle. I powered down and restarted everything on my network, starting with the modem, then router, etc. I am seriously considering static ip addressing (but not entirely sure it would fix my problem)! Also, did some preliminary speed testing last night (will have to do more when things slow down after prom) and had 6.2Mbps download, 169Kbps download. Can't remember the size we are supposed to use. Would like to have that for when I do further testing. However, if none of my laptops can resolve ip addresses, I might not be able to test outside of using my router, which, of course, will mean none of my results will be considered valid, anyhow.
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