blurg64: I am seeing this across all browsers on the system.
After about 5 minutes or so the issues start.
- trying to access any new site (not those visited in the last 5 minutes) will fail (all browsers - chrome, ie, firefox)
- Doing a nslookup for those sites is fine
- Doing a ping for those sites results in a dodgy ip address all in the range of 198.18.1.20x where the x increments for each site I look up.
The issue relates to the way that Windows 8.1 performs DNS lookups, which differs from all previous versions of Windows OS. This change has exposed a timing/race condition bug within the Technicolor gateway firmware, and results in some webpages failing to load.
To rectify this issue, Technicolor have identified a temporary workaround that can be applied via our remote management system. The delivery of this fix is currently being trialled for deployment next week. Technicolor have engineered a firmware fix that will be incorporated in the next maintenance release.
thechatking: Thanks for the link and information - I suspected as much. I've contacted Telecom to check whether they're aware of this issue and find out the steps they're taking to resolve it. Did no-one at Technicolor, Telecom or anywhere else think to check their modems with Windows 8.1 before it was released?
thechatking: Maybe, but people on this thread have been reporting problems since September, so that's plenty of time to test hardware.