I've been having intermittent internet connection issues for a week or so now. I now suspect that these are just DNS issues rather than connection issues.
At the moment I can ping google.co.uk no problem at all (126.96.36.199) but I can't use nslookup to resolve google.co.uk (this is still running from earlier when I limited connectivity using -t. If I try it now name doesn't resolve).
My standard configuration is to use google's public DNS servers but I have tried a few others from this list: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/tipstricks/a/free-public-dns-servers.htm
I always get a
DNS request timed out timeout was 2 seconds
my command is:
nslookup google.co.uk 188.8.131.52
On my laptop (currently connected through my phone's 4G) this worked fine.
Web pages for ip addresses work fine and really fast through home broadband. I just can't seem to resolve any IP addresses.
Unfortunately I don't get any support from my ISP at the weekends.
Does anyone have any suggestions?