Speed Up Internet Double Time by Using Free DNS Servers For Public Use

by on December 8th, 2009

Want to speed up browsing experience a bit more? Here is a solution for increasing internet speed by changing your DNS settings. Domain Name System (DNS) is the process of inter-converting machine addresses into human friendly addresses i.e., IP addresses into domain names and vice versa. DNS is an essential part of internet and network. The servers that resolve the DNS process are called DNS Servers. DNS Server’s speed directly affects the browsing speed if we are using the internet. Usually we use the DNS Servers given by our ISPs which are usually slow to respond. OpenDNS was one service which was offering free DNS Service to anyone using the internet. Now Google has also started the public DNS service which must be reliable and secure. I have been using the service for a while now and I feel pretty satisfied about its speed. Following method will speed up your internet speed.

If you want to use Google DNS Servers or OpenDNS DNS Servers, follow the steps below:

Go to Control Panel > Network Connections > Local Area Connection

You can also configure these settings on your router so that the settings is enabled for all the people using the router.

router-dns-settings

Go to Local Area Network properties and change the Primary and Secondary DNS Servers to the following:

local-google-dns-1

For using OpenDNS

DNS Server: 208.67.222.222
Secondary DNS Server: 208.67.220.220

For using Google DNS Service

Primary DNS Server: 8.8.8.8
Secondary DNS Server: 8.8.4.4

After changing the network settings, go to command prompt and issue the following command to refresh network settings:

ipconfig /flushdns

To see if the new DNS Server is working properly, go to command prompt and issue the following command:

nslookup techmynd.com

dns-check

For more information on performance improvements and security enhancements in Google DNS Servers, follow the below mentioned links.

Speed up your browsing experience
Improve your security


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