iHacksRepo

DNS Settings

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Hi there ive a question i wonder if anyone can help i curently am in Bristol United Kingom My ISP is BT

ive changed DNS a few times to google open dns etc a few others? anyone know of any other ones i can use to maximise myy speeds plz?

many thanks in advamce

all the very best

Tony

Ps plz find be,low list of some of my previous tests from this site

 

http://testmy.net/stats/?&t=u&d=04242016&x=7&l=50&q=iHacksRepo

 

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DNS will only help you to a point, it can't improve your physical uplink.

 

When testing with TestMy.net the DNS lookup is already done by the time you test... the DNS server you used is a moot point.

 

First question, are you running wifi or wired?

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Why does DNS matter?

The Domain Name System (DNS) protocol is an important part of the web's infrastructure, serving as the Internet's phone book: every time you visit a website, your computer performs a DNS lookup. Complex pages often require multiple DNS lookups before they start loading, so your computer may be performing hundreds of lookups a day.

https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/

 

I personally use Google's DNS, 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 and have for many years.  Obviously I highly recommend using that service.  Awesome DNS can make a great difference with reliability and how snappy things load... but it doesn't make your real download or upload speed faster.

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I've been using grc.coms DNS benchmarking tool for years. The cool thing is he tests uncached results as well as cached. Uncached results are when the DNS server dosn't already have a the IP address cached and has to look it up. Also it shows which DNS servers will redirect 404 pages and what not

https://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm

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