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Internet, Networking, and Wireless Discussion of networking, internet, and wireless including Apple's Airport products.

Improving AirPort Strength


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Is there something I can do to my DSL modem to make it more recognizable for my AirPort? It's connected at full bars, but it hangs on loading pages and happens often.
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The menuBar indicator is showing signal strength not necessarily a connection;


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your pages will probably load more quickly if you have the DNS numbers for your ISP - Primary and Secondary per pic. If they are not there then add them manually;
Ghosted address in Pic is router address.


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your pages will probably load more quickly if you have the DNS numbers for your ISP - Primary and Secondary per pic. If they are not there then add them manually;

Ghosted address in Pic is router address.
Can you let me know a bit more about this. How do I get the DNS numbers, is there a specific DNS number to me or are they generic from every ISP? I can't really be bothered phoning my ISP for them.

Also, if I take my laptop to uni and connect to their network will manually entering the DNS numbers mess things up there?
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I found 3 DNS servers:
68.94.156.1
68.94.157.1
99.34.138.204

Now what do I do with them?
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In my experience with Laptop i found things work more smoothly with a Location set for the places i use most often and then that leaves Automatic for coffee shops etc. see here;


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go into Network Preferences/Edit Locations and make sure primary and secondary DNS show for the ISP at that location - if not add then to the settings with Airport selected in left pane of Network settings for that location
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