I've been constantly suffering the wonky DNS service that Xfinity provides, especially during this special pendamic situation. At random time of the day I can only connect to a handful of websites including Google and Youtube, which I conclude to be a DNS issue
Here's what I've tried to fix this:
1. I have my own modem/router (NetGear C3700-100NAS), I tried to set DNS in its setting to Google DNS (126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52)
2. I have also tried to force DNS in my PC's network setting
However both way when I do nslookup, it still shows Default Server cdns01.comcast.net
Appretiate any suggestion/thoughts, thank you in advance.
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You can't if you are using a Comcast supplied gateway device. You can't even override it in the individual network client devices because their gateways no longer act as DNS forwarders /relays.
Thank you for replying, but as mentioned I'm using my own modem. I was finally able to identify the reason, the default DNS that was preventing me from using Google DNS was the IPv6 DNS, swaped it to Google IPv6 (2001:4860:4860::8888 and/or 2001:4860:4860::8844.) and now it is showing Google everywhere
Glad you got it figured out. Thread now being closed.