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Anyone else struggling to connect to various websites today?

My BT internet is behaving badly, (but I found a fix).

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Chris Bott - Moderator01/12/2014 17:55:39
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So what's causing the internet issues that I've been suffering all day?

Is it just a BT problem, or is it just here?

Some but all of the internet sites I've tried to visit today have not worked. Has anyone else been suffering?

After a bit of googling, when it worked, I found that other BT customers were suffering DNS server problems.

So, I've switched my laptop settings so for the time being it uses google's DNS servers rather than BT's. This seems to have fixed the issue completely.

If anyone else is affected, I can try to explain what it means and how I made the change.

dave parnham01/12/2014 18:05:32
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Er cyber Monday today.....online Christmas shopping gone mad.sad

Chris Bott - Moderator01/12/2014 18:09:51
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That could well explain why BT's DNS servers are not coping. But now I'm set to use google's, everything is working fine.

I just got a speedtest showing 56.53mbps too, so my bandwidth certainly isn't affected by cyber Monday.

Ian Jones01/12/2014 18:54:39
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IIRC this has happened on the lead up to Christmas the last few years. Not having any issues myself though.

Stevo01/12/2014 19:45:34
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No problems here on Virgin, 98Mbps

Essjay01/12/2014 19:46:42
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Like Chris I was having problems on my iPad using BT Internet, and I too changed to Google DNS. Made all the difference, so much so that I think I'll leave it on Google.

However, unfortunately this site (only) is still as slow as ever no

Edited By Essjay on 01/12/2014 19:49:14

Chris Bott - Moderator01/12/2014 19:57:12
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Interesting Essjay, I'm just having a chat to BEB, pages are loading very slowly for him, but for me this site is particularly quick right now.

Reno Racer01/12/2014 20:01:22
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Might be some link to cyber Monday. The important link for me is that slow connections saved me a fortune smile p

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