I have a dynamic ADSL account with Hinet, and recently the DNS service has been very spotty. Everything will be working fine, then it will slow to a crawl, and finally things will simply timeout. If I know the IP of the site I want, I can enter it and the site pops right up. Likewise, when this happens and I’m using Linux, I can simply define a DNS server using one nearby (university usually, or a Hinet server), and everything works peachy (not sure how to do that in Windows).
Has anyone had similar experiences?