Fast Internet - Slow DNS Lookup While Downloads Are Going?
Posted 13 October 2011 - 07:11 PM
I start downloading World Of Warcraft. It is running at a moderately slow download speed of 300kbps (considering my download spee is 30mbps). Now when I go to navigate to lets say Hotmail.com, the dns lookup either fails by timing out, or it takes roughly 20 seconds to find the page.
If i stop any downloads that I have, such as the slow download World Of Warcraft tonight, my dns lookup goes back to being fast. Not sure why a download would make my pages load so slowly. I have tried the following.
1. Skipping my switch and plugging directly into my surfboard modem, same problem still.
2. I have tried configuring my dns to use googles 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 thinking it is my ISP's dns that is sluggish, doesn't help.
3. While my outside connection in a web browser is terrible during downloads, i can navigate to my modem in a browser, and do a tracert to google.com just fine. So my router can hit outside ip's.
4. During the downloads, I fail to ping addresses I know are up host (ping works after i stop my downloads)
Any advice would be appreciated. Next step, updating my current drivers (although this problem did not occur until I moved).
Posted 13 October 2011 - 08:12 PM
Hopefully somebody more familiar with the current state of the game can help more.
Posted 17 October 2011 - 04:38 AM
It was doing that with WoW download, but its like that for any download as well. P2P FTP etc.
Also, when I power up my computer, it takes a min before I can browse to any websites ex. this morning, Powered up the machine, waited 3 mins then could navigate to this website. If I power up my machine and immediately go to any website it times out. Note that this is after I gain my static ip from my router and I can ping my router, but I cant browse for another 2-3 mins.
Posted 17 October 2011 - 09:34 AM
That has seemed to be somewhat normal behavior to me. MS seems to have sped up the display of the desktop to give the user a warm fuzzy feeling from a quick "boot", but it's still not completely ready to do all tasks. But 3 mins does seem a little long. You might check out this - http://www.msfn.org/...yresume-issues/ - and see if MagicAndre1981 can give you any help with your power up speed.
Cheers and Regards
This post has been edited by bphlpt: 17 October 2011 - 09:36 AM
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