While browsing and using the web, DNS stops working. Open web-chats like Google Hangouts keep working, but opening new websites, Skype, and others are stuck to "Resolving host name".

This happens randomly, sometimes when I return from sleep mode, others when I switch from WiFi to ETH, others just while doing nothing in particular. I tried things suggested in DNS not resolving on Mac OS X without any success.

Moreover, I can resolve the problem if I reboot the Mac entirely, but I want to figure out 1) why its happening and 2) how to fix it once and for all!

  • I'm running 10.11.1 (15B42)
  • I'm on a home network, my ISP is Kabel Deutchland
  • My router doesn't accept "custom" DNS servers and I can only change them in every client.
  • I am using Google DNS servers since sometime while trying to solve the problem.
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    – bmike
    Nov 4, 2015 at 1:04


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