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Eircom DNS Server Problem
 
# 1 : Monday 6-7-2009 @ 00:53
 
Wheelie Bin
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This evening I went to www.rte.ie only to find that it had been replaced by a photo of a lady in sexy french maid outfit.



First I thought it had been hijacked, then I thought my browser was hijacked so I ran every internet toilet duck program I had.

Then I went to www.google.ie and found that it too had been replaced by a photo of Miss French Maid, even though I could access gaire, BBC, etc.

Eventually, I went to bloody yahoo search and found a thing on Boards.ie that said that the problem was Eircom's DNS servers, which have been sucking for the last week. When it fails, it returns a sexy maid photo (seriously) as a placeholder.

So they recommended that I switch to OpenDNS - which I did. But even after restarting the router, I still can't access google.ie

What to do? I can't internet without Google. I had to hold my nose when I went on Yahoo.



Edited By Thomas, 06 July 2009, 21:40

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# 2 : Monday 6-7-2009 @ 00:56
 
Butters
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I was getting "cant find server" all night earlier on every place i went to,it was miffing me mightly,got no french maids though.

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# 3 : Monday 6-7-2009 @ 00:57
 
riotousned
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mine was playing up all evening aswell.i could only get google.

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# 4 : Monday 6-7-2009 @ 00:58
 
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Butters, are you using eircom broadband?

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# 5 : Monday 6-7-2009 @ 00:58
 
Butters
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Yes I am,was there a problem?

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# 6 : Monday 6-7-2009 @ 01:02
 
MalteseCross1
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Same and changed browsers from Firefox to Opera.
Lately Firefox just spins around.
Am on Eircom Broadband.

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# 7 : Monday 6-7-2009 @ 01:03
 
skyline
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Butters said :
Yes I am,was there a problem?


I am too, and I had problems with it tonight.

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# 8 : Monday 6-7-2009 @ 01:04
 
Was Faust
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Wheelie Bin said :
This evening I went to www.rte.ie only to find that it had been replaced by a photo of a lady in sexy french maid outfit.



First I thought it had been hijacked, then I thought my browser was hijacked so I ran every internet toilet duck program I had.

Then I went to www.google.ie and found that it too had been replaced by a photo of Miss French Maid, even though I could access gaire, BBC, etc.

Eventually, I went to bloody yahoo search and found a thing on Boards.ie that said that the problem was Eircom's DNS servers, which have been sucking for the last week. When it fails, it returns a sexy maid photo (seriously) as a placeholder.

So they recommended that I switch to OpenDNS - which I did. But even after restarting the router, I still can't access google.ie

What to do? I can't internet without Google. I had to hold my nose when I went on Yahoo.



Connect to google direct using the ip:
64.233.187.99
Put that in your browser its the ip for google.com

Edited By Faust, 06 July 2009, 01:05

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# 9 : Monday 6-7-2009 @ 01:05
 
DJ Spider
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Damn! wish I was on Eircom, could do with seeing a nice french maid pic!

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# 10 : Monday 6-7-2009 @ 01:05
 
Was Faust
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Could you post the picture of the maid?

Edited By Faust, 06 July 2009, 01:06

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# 11 : Monday 6-7-2009 @ 01:05
 
Wheelie Bin
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My problem seems to be fixed now. Maybe it just took some time for the new DNS settings to kick in.

Anyway, the solution is to go to your eircom broadband router http://192.168.1.254/

Go to Expert Mode, Configure, Connection

and beside Primary DNS Server type in 208.67.222.222
and beside Secondary DNS Server type in 208.67.220.220

then click on Save and Restart Connection.

Shut down browser, say prayer to jeebus, restart. The fix worked for me about half an hour after I made the changes.

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# 12 : Monday 6-7-2009 @ 01:10
 
Butters
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That sounds too complicated,things seem to have settled down.
What is DNS please Mr Wheelie,doe's it stand for De North Side?

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# 13 : Monday 6-7-2009 @ 01:10
 
Wheelie Bin
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faust said :


Connect to google direct using the ip:
64.233.187.99
Put that in your browser its the ip for google.com


Now, see that thing you wrote right there? That is a clever thing. That I never thought of.

Reward for Faust: one sexy French maid placeholding for RTE

http://i40.tinypic.com/v4zdxf.jpg

Edited By Wheelie Bin, 06 July 2009, 01:11

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# 14 : Monday 6-7-2009 @ 01:11
 
Was Faust
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Wheelie Bin said :


Now, see that thing you wrote right there? That is a clever thing. That I never thought of.

Reward for Faust: one French maid placeholding for RTE

http://i40.tinypic.com/v4zdxf.jpg

hahah, oh wow. Someone at eircom needs to get fired. Or promoted.

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# 15 : Monday 6-7-2009 @ 01:12
 
riotousned
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jeysus.i better not let the dude see that or hell start getting ideas.

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