Connection ok once established; "cannot find server or DNS error" most of the rest of the time
Posted on 2004-08-31
Can anyone help me diagnose a problem with my DSL? It's from Qwest, and of course their tech support is absolutely useless.
The problem is this: most of the time, I get a "cannot find server or DNS error" from my browser. However, once a connection has been established, I can usually surf just fine. E.g., I can only get into launch.com about one time in ten tries. However, once I've got a connection, I can stream music for hours no problem. If I shut everything down, and do try to reconnect, I have just the same problem.
Even while music is streaming, I just get all the same problems with other websites, including launch.com.
Could anyone give me some clues as to what is going on, and how I might diagnose the problem, given I only access to this ropey connection?
The service used to fine up to week ago. I have reproduced ths behavior on 3 computers.