Thursday, August 28, 2014

Opportunity in an Outage . . .

I was annoyed yesterday when the internet went down for a bit yesterday morning . . . but it is something that one comes to expect from Time Warner.

What I didn't expect was how it soon became national news . . . and seized upon as a political opportunity by the Governor!

No expert here, but with cable remaining on it seemed like TW's Domain Name Servers might have gone out.  There are public DNSs that can be used in place of Time-Warners. For example, OpenDNS, and Google have servers available. I just switched my router to query a different DNS server.  Check out the links for instructions on how to set it up.

1 comment:

Keith said...

Good idea. Your early morning thought processes are faster than mine. By the time I made coffee, determine that it wasn't a Wifi or router problem and was probably a TW problem and implemented a work around, service was restored.

Calling for an investigation for such a time limited outage is pure grandstanding. Actually doing an investigation is a fantastic way to waste money.