Windows 8.1 broke your bigpond internet? here is the fix

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windows 8 bigpond internet fix solution

I like the speed about windows 8.1 but lately its been involved in breaking a few things for my clients…

I fixed a problem today where the internet was only partially working on a Windows 8 computer. The client had updated to Windows 8.1 and websites would load at first but then break or get errors when I went to download something or do a speedtest it would get page not found errors. Strange eh? so it was working but it was not..

The Solution / Fix
Luckily I was able to find others with the same problem on Whirlpool here ..The fix involves changing the DNS settings of the computer. In this situation I added one DNS server from Telstra I found here and one DNS server from google I found here so if there was a problem with either one the other DNS server would work.

Here is how to change the DNS settings in windows 8;

  1. Find the Network Adapter and right click on it
  2. Goto the TCPv4 Section
  3. Update the DNS details down the bottom (I used telstra and google servers here)

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To be honest I’m a bit disappointed Telstra have not updated their netgear modems as this seems to be where the problem is – the guys on Whirlpool were posting about this in October 2013 and it is still not fixed. Come on Telstra! Fix this buggy internet problem.

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