TP-Link AC1750 and DNS issues
Hi! I'm in the UK and yesterday I installed a new TP-Link AC1750 wifi extender to improve wifi coverage from my Sky Q broadband router in the upstairs part of our house so that the four bedrooms get good connectivity. One bedroom is my home office.
The extender works just fine and pairing it with the Sky broadband router downstairs in my house was simplicity itself via the WPS option. All devices in the house upstairs connect and now show full strength connections on whichever bands they're connected to, 2.4 and 5.
The issue I have is with DNS. Accessing websites on my primary office computer, a Dell XPS desktop system running Windows 10, started producing DNS errors, ie, error messages on no DNS found, very slow loading of pages resulting in further DNS errors. Similar experience with a Dell XPS Windows 10 laptop although not as much.
I've done several things including flushing DNS via ipconfig, refreshing the DNS cache, adding Google DNS servers to the wifi adapter settings, and troubleshooting which apps start up with Windows.
Not much difference that I can tell - I still get the errors. If I remove the TP Link device (unplug it), everything is back to normal.
The product itself is pretty good and I can't imagine this is an error in this product. But maybe it is. Would anyone have any insights or ideas on what next steps I could take? Thanks.