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Intermittent losing internet

When I turn my modem off for 30 seconds to reset it to solve this problem, I sometimes have to turn the switch on and off several times because when I turn it on all four ethernet lights will turn on weakly and not go off and nothing happens until I turn it off and on several times until it comes on right.

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This issue drove me nuts for a while. I too have verizon dsl and use a verizon branded actiontec router (gt704wg).

The problem has to do with DNS configuration. Not exactly sure what the true root cause of the issue, whether with the Router / Firmware or on Verizon ISP side, but I figured out how to make it work.

DNS is what translates internet IP addresses such as http://198.105.192.72/ into recognizable Enlish language terms (http://www.espn.com). When you type espn.com into your browser, your request travels out to a DNS server somewhere which performs the translation into the numbered IP address and directs you to the appropriate website.
The problem you are having is that your requests aren't finding a DNS server to do the translations...

You can test this by trying: http://198.105.192.72/ in the browser URL hich should resolve to espn.com. If the website resolves, it means your internet connect is working and proves it is just a DNS issue.

If this is the case, then there are a few possible places where a faulty DNS configuration setting might be causing an issue. (Local PC, network router, ISP).

Try configuring your router to use static DNS : using the following address for DNS servers: 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220

more useful info here:
https://www.opendns.com/homenetwork/start/router/

If that doesn't work, you can hardcode the same addresses on you pc by going to:
network connections > select the connection >properties > Internet Protocal (TCP/IP) > properties

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Your modem/router is not good. I used to have a Linksys-B router that did that, just gave up on it an bought a new one. You can probably find a new one for about $20-$40

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