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DNS>PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error since latest update

Winancy
Apprentice

DNS>PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error since latest update

Model R6400, firmware v1.0.1.74_1.0.48, Windows 10, ethernet connection

Since I updated the firmware, I have been getting DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN errors when I open up browsers and go to webpages. Sometimes, after 2 seconds, the webpage will load, but sometimes I have to hit the reload button repeatedly, and sometimes nothing works. It's inconsistent. I also have two apps, weather and radar, that sometimes load and sometimes don't. 

 

I have:

Reset/flushed DNS

Reset Winsock

Turned off the computer

Rebooted the modem

Rebooted the router

Restarted the computer

 

Still getting the error.  Is it possible to update again, maybe something didn't go right the first time? Is it possible to use a prior firmware version that did work? Any other suggestions? 

 

 

Model: R6400|AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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Gamefan
Initiate

Re: DNS>PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error since latest update

I'm getting the same thing as you since the update.  I'm about to buy another brand and throw this router down my apartments garbage shute.  This error is fustrating.

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Winancy
Apprentice

Re: DNS>PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error since latest update

I guess I'm glad I'm not the only one, but it doesn't fix the problem! It's a pain having to smash the reload button to get a webpage to load. And then half the time, the pictures don't load. I can't log in to some of my sites. I'm trying to do everything on my phone, but I notice some glitches there too.
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antinode
Guru

Re: DNS>PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error since latest update

> [...] Is it possible to use a prior firmware version that did work?
> [...]

 

   Visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your model number, and look
for Downloads.  (For older versions, under Firmware and Software
Downloads, look for "View Previous Versions".)  Find the kit(s).
Download the kit(s) you want.  Read the "Release Notes" file for
instructions.  (In the User Manual, look for "firmware", and,
especially, for a topic like "Manually Upload Firmware to the Router".)
When that fails because of a deficient User Manual, try:

 

      https://kb.netgear.com/23960

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Winancy
Apprentice

Re: DNS>PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error since latest update

@antinode  Thannk you so much for putting me in the right direction. I downloaded and installed the previous version 1.0.45. At frist, I was getting the same errors, then realized, I probably have to restart the computer. After I did that, everything is working just fine....so far. Fingers crossed!  Now, I just wait for the next firmware update and hope it will behave. 

 

Model: R6400|AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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Winancy
Apprentice

Re: DNS>PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error since latest update

Unfortunately, I spoke too soon.....

 

Not sure where to go from here....I downloaded and installed the previous firmware, which booted the router, then I restarted the computer, and it seemed to be ok for a few minutes and then the errors started all over again.  Factory reset??? Ugh. 

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Winancy
Apprentice

Re: DNS>PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error since latest update

Using whatever the ISP provides.
I've shut down for the night, so I can't check until tomorrow.
But I did flush DNS and reset winsock again and all worked fine... For about 15 minutes, then it started all over again.
Haven't tried using a different DNS service. It should work with what I've been using for years, no?
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Winancy
Apprentice

Re: DNS>PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error since latest update

My laptop has the same problem.
My phone does not.
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justanguser2
Tutor

Re: DNS>PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error since latest update

  I own both a r6400v2 and r6700v3, both updated to the latest firmware recently.  Each router is on a completely different ISP (comcast and frontier) but each router exhibited the same intermittent DNS errors 0101 = Reply code: Refused (5) .  There is little pattern to what is refused and why, it seems to be random causing web pages to be blank (when css files are not resolved etc).  Basically making the internet unusable.  
 
I backed both devices to previous firmware versions R6700v3-V1.0.4.106_10.0.80  and R6400v2-V1.0.4.106_10.0.80 which seems to have solved the problems.   So that means unless netgear fixes these issues we hit the wall on updates.   
Model: R6400|AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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Winancy
Apprentice

Re: DNS>PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error since latest update

@justanguser2 You listed the same previous update for both of your router models. Is that correct?
Unfortunately, it didn't fix my problem, although it's better. Most web pages load, though some get the error and within 2-3 seconds, will then load. Some graphic intensive websites end up looking wonky or the graphics won't load until I hit reload several times.
And as you say, it's not consistent. Everything works for a few minutes, then nothing loads, then everything loads with a delay.
Frustrating as I do some streaming broadcasts and this is making it impossible and glitchy.
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Winancy
Apprentice

Re: DNS>PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error since latest update

@justanguser2   I just sat down to use the computer for the first time today. NOTHING would load. So, once again I flushed the DNS and reset Winsock and it is working again.  But if it's like the past few days, over time, it will deteriorate and I'll have to flush again. Clearly, this isn't right. I wonder how long we have to wait for another firmware update. I'm ready to just buy a new router. They aren't that expensive. 

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justanguser2
Tutor

Re: DNS>PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error since latest update

Forgot to mention Firmware Version 1.0.4.118 is the firmware version that caused my issues with DNS on these two models.  And yes both 6400 and 6700 downloads page apparently release the same versions of firmware on both models because they are pretty much identical hardware except for age.  I run wireshark and capture port 53 packets to confirm DNS responses were fixed (cannot rely on browsers). 

 

Model: R6400|AC1750 Smart WiFi Router
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robjak
Luminary

Re: DNS>PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error since latest update

R8300   Firmware Version  V1.0.2.154   AUTO ISP DNS Settings

 

Netgear broke something with this release.  Switching to cloudflare DNS fixes issue.  This router worked flawlessly for almost 2 years until this release. 

 

Model: R8300|Nighthawk X8 AC5000 Smart WiFi Router
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Winancy
Apprentice

Re: DNS>PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error since latest update

@justanguser2 No idea what you said about Wireshark and packets. 😂
Confused because my R6400 latest update is as I stated in the original post, 1.0.4.48
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Winancy
Apprentice

Re: DNS>PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error since latest update

My router has worked flawlessly for 5 years. Until this update.

What is cloudflare dns?
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robjak
Luminary

Re: DNS>PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error since latest update

Cloudfare DNS   is  1.1.1.1  and 1.0.0.1   I switch  them on each client. Pain in the ass.  Netgear must fix   or time to move away from NETGEAR. 

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Winancy
Apprentice

Re: DNS>PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error since latest update

Yeah I read about public DNS and switching, but it looked way too complicated for me.
I have really liked Netgear. Other routers I've had had many more problems and needed replacing every couple of years.
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Winancy
Apprentice

Re: DNS>PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error since latest update

Found this website. I haven't tried everything they mention, only the flushing DNS and resetting winsock.
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robjak
Luminary

Re: DNS>PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error since latest update

Rolling back to an older fw version with security flaws is not "solved".    

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Winancy
Apprentice

Re: DNS>PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error since latest update

"Rolling back to an older fw version with security flaws is not "solved". "

And it didn't work for me. Still getting the same error.

Another question and please don't laugh.. If I buy a new router, not Netgear, give it the same SSID and password, will all my currently connected devices automatically connect to the new router?
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robjak
Luminary

Re: DNS>PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error since latest update


@Winancy wrote:
"Rolling back to an older fw version with security flaws is not "solved". "

And it didn't work for me. Still getting the same error.

Roling back worked for me.   Have you rebooted,  or on your computer:
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /renew  

Another question and please don't laugh.. If I buy a new router, not Netgear, give it the same SSID and password, will all my currently connected devices automatically connect to the new router?

 

It should.

 

How many clients on you network.  if you assign DNS manually, it will work.  but if you have lot of clients then it sucks. 


 

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Winancy
Apprentice

Re: DNS>PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error since latest update

" Have you rebooted, or on your computer:
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /renew"

Thank you! Releasing and renewing seems to have made it better. For the most part, most webpages will load, but still getting the nxdomain error on some, but reloading will bring up the webpage.

 

Annnnddddd.......after using the internet for 15 minutes, it's back to getting the nxdomain again on more websites. 

"How many clients on you network. "

Clients?

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robjak
Luminary

Re: DNS>PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error since latest update

Different computers using the router.

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Winancy
Apprentice

Re: DNS>PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error since latest update

1 desktop ethernet
1 laptop wifi
1 iPad
2 phones
Numerous smart devices
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robjak
Luminary

Re: DNS>PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error since latest update

How much work to change the DNS settings on each.   Can you easily change the DNS on the smart devices? 

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