Free public DNS server

Discussion in 'Computers & IT' started by hiteck, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. hiteck

    hiteck Active Member
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    I have tried google free DNS server with my internet connection. But it does not increase my browsing or download speed. So why it is used?
     

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  2. Vmanisme

    Vmanisme Well-Known Member
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    I've been using OpenDNS for pretty much 5 years now. You have to understand that DNS is used to get to a website thats it. It wont increase your download speed, it may decrease your response from servers time which will cause faster website loads. It'll be a difference of milliseconds so you most likely wont notice, but again, no download speed increase, sorry. Try OpenDNS though I love it, plus its an extra layer of protection =D. OpenDNS | Internet Navigation And Security
     
  3. The_Gnome_

    The_Gnome_ Well-Known Member
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    Excellent explanation. Using an alternate DNS lookup from your ISP may decrease site resolving times, but we are talking likely milliseconds. It won't increase downloads/uploads/browsing by a noticable amount.

    I use OpenDNS as well, for the same reasons outlined there.
     

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