Why does my DNS keep getting reset to 126.96.36.199 ?
Posted on 2011-09-30
I have a small home network with a router and FIOS service. All the computers on my network keep resetting their DNS server to 188.8.131.52 which I believe is a Google public DNS.
I change the DNS back to 192.168.1.1 and when the reset to 184.108.40.206. happens (often after just 5 minutes) the computers can't find the NAS drives and sometimes each other.
I use static IP addresses for almost all devices on the network.
I also use AVG's Family Safety product which has "whole home filtering" and (I think) send external IP requests to their server so they can decide if my kids can see it or not. Not sure if this is related to my issue.
Most of the computers are Lenovo and some have their "access connections" software but again, I don't use proxies and have never entered the 220.127.116.11 anywhere myself.
I have checked proxy settings in all the browsers I use (Firefox, IE, and Chrome seems to refer to IE) and it is switched off.
ANyone know how I can switch off this change (or let me know why I shouldn't??)