Net access feels...'laggy' - DNS?

Hi guys, long time no see.

We've shifted to the mighty Wairarapa, meaning a change from Telstra cable 10Mb to their 'PDQ Turbo' service. Had a bit of a 'mare getting connected, but finally up & running however it just doesn't feel 'right'.

Both laptops intermittently display 'Local only' connections whilst remaining connected, and most sites - TM for example, appear to lag before loading, albeit a little slower at times, obviously.

Having never had copper connection internet before, I'm not sure whether this lag is normal, or an incorrect setting - the Telstra helpdesk guy said 192. 168. 1. 1 for DNS, I was wondering whether changing the DNS would help the laggy feel?

I expected a bit of a drop off in speed after cable, and generally thespeed is ok, just as I say it doesn't 'feel' right.

Ideas?

geek_barmanmyk, Oct 17, 1:09 pm

maybe try opendns, see what happens: primary 208. 67. 222. 222
secondary 208. 67. 220. 220 speedtest.net has a pretty sweet 'new' addition: www. pingtest.net

geek_0800xford, Oct 17, 1:28 pm

I find no end of problems using my router as a dns, which is what its dhcp server assigns. Putting in my webhosts ones work fine. The ISP ones often give me grief sometimes

geek_richms, Oct 17, 4:17 pm

http://www. pingtest.net/result/1135114. png

I'll try OpenDNS and - hopefully - report back later. Cheers

geek_barmanmyk, Oct 17, 5:08 pm

OpenDNS seems to work OK, but makes little difference. I have Dlink 4 Port wireless router connected to the ADSL Modem/Router; maybe there's something there? I've only got the modem on defaults, and the router manages all network activity.

geek_barmanmyk, Oct 17, 5:16 pm

Hi guys, long time no see.

We've shifted to the mighty Wairarapa, meaning a change from Telstra cable 10Mb to their 'PDQ Turbo' service.Had a bit of a 'mare getting connected, but finally up & running however it just doesn't feel 'right'.

Both laptops intermittently display 'Local only' connections whilst remaining connected, and most sites - TM for example, appear to lag before loading, albeit a little slower at times, obviously.

Having never had copper connection internet before, I'm not sure whether this lag is normal, or an incorrect setting - the Telstra helpdesk guy said 192.168.1.1 for DNS, I was wondering whether changing the DNS would help the laggy feel?

I expected a bit of a drop off in speed after cable, and generally thespeed is ok, just as I say it doesn't 'feel' right.

Ideas?

geek_barmanmyk, Oct 17, 1:09 pm

maybe try opendns, see what happens: primary 208.67.222.222
secondary 208.67.220.220 speedtest.net has a pretty sweet 'new' addition: www.pingtest.net

geek_0800xford, Oct 17, 1:28 pm

I find no end of problems using my router as a dns, which is what its dhcp server assigns. Putting in my webhosts ones work fine. The ISP ones often give me grief sometimes

geek_richms, Oct 17, 4:17 pm

http://www.pingtest.net/result/1135114.png

I'll try OpenDNS and - hopefully - report back later. Cheers

geek_barmanmyk, Oct 17, 5:08 pm

OpenDNS seems to work OK, but makes little difference.I have Dlink 4 Port wireless router connected to the ADSL Modem/Router; maybe there's something there? I've only got the modem on defaults, and the router manages all network activity.

geek_barmanmyk, Oct 17, 5:16 pm