Is anyone else trying to use custom DNS settings with their Westell 9100em routers? My problem is that when/if it loses its connection to Verizon (either system glitch or power on/off), the DNS settings revert to the system default (choose automatically). I use OpenDNS...and its great. This is very frustrating. I used to have an Actiontec that worked just fine before the router itself died.. This problem seems to be specific to Westell - it remembers everything else (SSID, security keys etc) but resets the DNS settings.
Tech support has been no help. They just send me a new Westell (arrrrrgh!) that does the same thing . Apparently the shipping people just pull "a router" off the shelves and ship them. Seems like a firmware bug to me. Today they sent me to the 'Billing group" who told me that I'd have to pay $150 if I wanted an Actiontec!!!!
All I want is for them to send me the latest Actiontec (since I never had this problem with them before).
Anyone else run into this? How'd you resolve it?
08-05-2011 07:34 AM
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08-06-2011 07:52 PM
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08-15-2011 08:41 AM
I suspect I'm suffering from the same issue, or something very similar. I haven't had time to invesitgate further. Never had any problems when I had my last Actiontec. This Westell box is causing us to lose internet/WiFi several times a day. Getting calls from my wife daily at work about the internet not working is getting OLD, FAST!!!
Please post up your resolution.... when you get it.
08-16-2011 12:52 PM
Login to the Westell at http://192.168.1.1/ using the Username of admin and the Password being the Router's Serial Number. Visit the Advanced section and check for Firmware Updates being available to the router. That may solve it.
08-25-2011 12:10 PM
Still no resolution - after the router reset 2x in a day, Verizon sent out a Tech - who after looking at things (and me demonstrating the bug), said "Well I don't have any answers and I don't have any Actiontecs on my truck. I don't think they give those out any more except to business customers". He said he'd keep an eye out for one for me (that was Monday).