Internet drops out daily when using NextDNS
*Paid NextDNS User *
After months of testing - with and without NextDNS running - in 2 different houses with 2 different internet connections and router brands.
My router's internet connection drops out once every day despite having full connectivity to the tower, and remaining connected to all devices. It reconnects only after a router reboot. All devices show connection to the wifi router - and on Android devices "No Internet" shows under the wifi icon.
It does not ever drop out unless NextDNS is connected.
I have tested last week by removing all NextDNS settings from all devices in my house - android, IOS, and windows devices, and from the DNS settings in the router itself.
I then had 5 days with no disconnects. After putting the NextDNS DNS servers onto the Router, it dropped out again the next day (always between 10am and 3pm if that is relevant).
This occurs in my other house as well with a different ISP, a different Router and internet connection type, and the NextDNS feature running only on a single Android device as PrivateDNS.
It occurs when
- the Router itself uses the ISP's default DNS AND any device in the house has NextDNS running)
- when the Router uses NextDNS DNS settings and NO device has Next DNS running
How can I troubleshoot this? The ISPs aren't willing to help as it's caused by me running 3rd party settings.
when I connect a windows device to the nextDNS DNS - I get these Ping results and Tracert
- gsl-mel 39 ms (ultralow1)
- gsl-adl 48 ms
- vultr-syd 49 ms
- ■ gsl-syd 49 ms (anycast1)
- zetta-adl 54 ms
- zetta-mel 55 ms (ultralow2)
- zetta-syd 56 ms
- zetta-bne 63 ms
- gsl-bne 66 ms
- gsl-per 68 ms
- zepto-lax 208 ms (anycast2)