I changed my site’s DNS setting through 1and1 yesterday. The site can not be reached about 1 day average. The same situation I met almost two or three times a year.
I browse my site properly last night. I use Shaw Cable at home. They always update their DNS server very quickly.
The problem is Telus. I have nothing to do in my office this morning, which use Telus.
Telus’s DNS server still has my old IP address.
How to access my site?
I changed TCP/IP setting in my workstation.
Firstly, get the IP address of DNS server from my home computer.
Click Run, enter command to get the command prompt.
Enter ipconfig/all, records the IP address of DNS Servers.
Secondly, go to my office PC, in TCP/IP properties, enter the IP address I got above into the preferred DNS server.
Now I can use the Shaw’s DNS server through Telus Internet connection.

I am not sure, when Telus will refresh its DNS server.
Basicly I think Shaw is better then Telus.

David Yin

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3 Replies to “DNS update : Shaw vs. Telus

  1. Umm hello ima noob as u can say?
    Err this is more for my dad i was just wondering wats better Shaw or telus all in all? like right now i have telus basic home phone and enhanced internet. And like Shaw classic cable.
    K can u guys tell me wats better switching to telus or Shaw? From wat i want to get down here
    Telus Shaw
    Home Phone Classic cable
    Watch a bit High speed internet
    High speed Enhanced Digital home phone basic
    And like wats a better deal/ price ty for your time this is Anthony sighing off ^.^

  2. I agree about telus’s DNS updating extremely slow. I updated my site’s dns last night and all ISPs have the new info except telus. It’s a real pain and all I can do is to wait or use anonymizer to access my site. But it’s not very practical.
    In regards to shaw vs telus, I think telus beats shaw by 100 points.
    Shaw is more expensive unreasonably, the network is busy meaning very slow browsing speeds, and they block many programs to stop P2P networking. I used to have shaw extreme but switched to telus highspeed and will never switch back.
    Telus’s dl/upload speed is slower but browsing speeds are much faster. I don’t mind waiting for an hour to watch a typical movie. Besides, telus doesn’t block any ports and programs and I’m paying 1/3rd of what I was paying shaw. Shaw is a rip off.

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