Slow or timing-out DNS lookups -- still looking for relief -- Part Deux
I asked a question with this title (minus the Part Deux) and it's still here but for whatever reason I don't see a "Reply" button or other option for adding to that thread, so I'm continuing the story here.
First, thanks to ChrisL for the July 29 reply to the original thread. I've basically tried all that stuff and still have the same issues.
Second, as of today, I am still seeing delays and lookup failures even for the cox e-mail servers (pop and smtp) not to mention timeouts reported by browsers looking up common servers like yahoo and gmail. It took me several tries to get logged into this support forum, if you appreciate irony.
Third, as I indicated before, my next diagnostic effort is to get FIOS Internet service. I will not drop Cox immediately. I'll get FIOS just for my Win 10 laptop and keep the rest of my home network on Cox for now, at least until I see whether my FIOS connection eliminates the DNS issues. If it does, then I'll be migrating off Cox (Internet and TV) as soon as I can get my spouse weaned off her cox.net e-mail account.
I am very disappointed and we have used Cox for a long time with generally good experience but no one at Cox seems to be able to help me.