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Joe6,481 posts since 9 Oct 2005 Recently warned
Meridian (South) South Today
I find the mobile experience to be good generally, but it could be better. I find certain buttons don’t seem to want to respond – especially the next page button. I find I often have to zoom right in to get it to recognise my press. I also wonder if the header could be sticky, to enable navigating to the forum page and homepage to be quicker.
noggin14,116 posts since 26 Jun 2001
For some reason I can't access TV Forum on my home WiFi (Hyperoptic), works fine on my phone with WiFi switched off. No other site is affected. Any ideas how I fix it?


What DNS are you using? If you switch to Google's DNS does that fix it?
noggin14,116 posts since 26 Jun 2001
For some reason I can't access TV Forum on my home WiFi (Hyperoptic), works fine on my phone with WiFi switched off. No other site is affected. Any ideas how I fix it?


What DNS are you using? If you switch to Google's DNS does that fix it?

Do you mean browser? It doesn't work in Safari or Chrome.


No - I mean what DNS are you using (Domain Name Server). It's the bit of the internet you use to convert domain names to IP addresses - without it you can't access any internet addresses by name. If the DNS you are currently using doesn't properly resolve tvforum.uk then another one might.

By default most people use their ISPs DNS (via their router acting as a gateway) - but you can override this to use a third party DNS. Google's is popular. (Lots of people on BT Internet ditched BT's DNS years ago as it slowed browsing down so much)

How you change it depends on your OS. Google is your friend.
Neil Jones4,892 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Some routers you can feed them custom DNS servers and then any device that connects to them will use those settings, otherwise you'd need to change them on a device-by-device basis.

Google provides a DNS service (as above, considering it provides everything else these days Smile) but the alternatives are OpenDNS and Level 3. List here:
https://whatsabyte.com/internet/best-public-dns-servers/

A DNS server to put it very simply is a conversion process to make the internet human friendly. Without it instead of going to google.co.uk we'd have to go to 216.58.206.131 instead. So basically if you can't get on tvforum.uk from one connection that means your provider has an out of date entry for the website so it's looking in the wrong place. These issues usually resolve themselves within 24hrs.