Very Strange DNS Issue

I have a unique setup at my home with fios, I have the fios router connected to a netgear 600 with dd-wrt installed. The speed is perfectly fine but for whatever reason DNS is unbearably slow. I’ve configured the Google DNS servers to try and speed things up but those appear to be slow. Sometimes it can’t even resolve to Right now I’m on a VPN to Denver and pages are resolving and loading wicked fast! I’m going to have to investigate this more but its a weird issue nonetheless.

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2 Replies to “Very Strange DNS Issue”

  1. Hi Chris

    I’m just wondering if you have found ot something. I have here in switzerland a more or less similar issue also in combination with google DNS. It doesn’t make sense at all.

    I would appreciate a quick reply from you.


    1. I’m trying out Witopia’s DNS servers for now and they appear to be working thus far. You can see them here: I decided to try these out because whenever I’m on VPN these issues don’t exist. I’d be interested to find out if these work for you as well.


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