Hello again Comodo. I have a few questions in regards to using the Comodo Secure DNS.
If configuring a networks router to use Comodo DNS, is it also necessary to configure pc’s or other devices
which connect to that router the same way? I am a bit unclear on this issue. Not sure if i simply need to set up the pc’s, or simply the router, or both. I currently have all pc’s on network set to use Comodo DNS as well as the router they run through.
When using a gaming console that connects through a network using a router set to use Comodo DNS,
should there be settings applied to the gaming console also? And could this conflict with other users who do use their ISP’s server?? Reason I ask, since the newest call of duty has come out, i have my network
router set to use Comodo DNS, and I have had numerous connection problems (ie. trouble sending game
invites, getting kicked from games in middle of play, trouble maintaining voice chat, etc.).
If you aren’t sure if any of your PC’s are using DHCP or not, the way you’ve set it up is the best way to ensure everybody is using SecureDNS.
I wouldn’t expect the DNS to cause you from being kicked from games in progress unless there is some sort of load balancing in effect that swaps you to another server without you being aware that it is happening. Voice chat and other services are going to most likely be served from different servers than the gameplay servers, so DNS could indeed cause problems if it decides it wants to block the chat server, or just has trouble connecting you to the chat server.
Did you have these problems prior to switching to SecureDNS?
Ok HeffeD… I am not exactly sure what is meant by “If you aren’t sure if any of your PC’s are using DHCP or not”, all I can tell you is DHCP is enabled on the specific router i am talking about…
As far as if this problem existed before, i cant really say. Fact is, i recently started using the secureDNS (as described above) just prior to the release of the new COD release… for what its worth, i have chatted with others about connectivity issues similar to mine, some say they are experiencing similar problems, others say they have none at all… this was just in general convo, and i did not ask these people what types of firewalls or servers they were using… Everyone seems to have their own opinion of course, and the ones experiencing problems are saying it’s the COD game itself, and the amount of users causing problems with isp servers… I can say, some months ago when i regularly played the COD MW2, i did not experience these type issues, and I did not use the secure DNS… not on any pc’s, or in the router itself… And just for info for those who read this, i do have the gaming console specified ports forwarded as outlined for the specific router in question here…
I am glad you mentioned “Voice chat and other services are going to most likely be served from different servers than the gameplay servers, so DNS could indeed cause problems if it decides it wants to block the chat server” because i dabble in internet radio in which sometimes skype is used to take phone calls, etc… so I will keep an eye on the behavior of that program when in use also…
If you use automatic IP address, it means you use DHCP server, and the DHCP server also provides a DNS address to you computer (which means it point to itself by default).
So you will use SecureDNS if you use a DHCP server on your router.
A DNS only resolves host name, it doesn’t block port. It shouldn’t interfer with your voice chat IMO…
If the voice chat is on a server that the DNS service hasn’t updated recently, or merely misdirects your request, you won’t be able to connect to the server using that DNS service…
I know that OpenDNS had an issue not too long ago that it was consistently dropping connections to certain YouTube CDN servers. Users were reporting YouTube issues that switching back to their ISP’s DNS cured. I’m sure UltraDNS (whose servers SecureDNS is using) is not immune to this type of problem.