Having seperate issues, both connectivity and DNS
So I started experiencing the connectivity problems. But sometimes I noticed netflix kept playing, while browsers, cell and youtube diconnect.
When netflix is playing, I open up a command prompt, run nslookup and checked DNS. It listed the ORBI, 192.168.1.1 as the server. Overriding to google in the nslookup session cleared problem instantly.
Is there a way to disable DNS masq (which it looks like it's doing), and passthrough DNS?
The total connectivity issues started right after 1.4 for me actually.
Re: Having seperate issues, both connectivity and DNS
Unfortunately, there's no way to stop Netgear from advertising itself as the DNS server. You can try upvoting my suggestion to change this here.
In the meantime, you're only alternatives are to manually override the DNS settings on each devices, or to disable the DHCP server on the Netgear and deploy your own with more fine-grained control.