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alright.. we will give this a shot..

Running on insight's DNS..

::::::::::.. testmy.net test results ..::::::::::

Download Connection is:: 9159 Kbps about 9.16 Mbps (tested with 12160 kB)

Download Speed is:: 1118 kB/s

Upload Connection is:: 703 Kbps about 0.7 Mbps (tested with 1496 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 86 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net (Server 1)

Test Time:: 2007/02/09 - 3:45pm

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-NX2QJFL6H

U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-UEM1984KT

User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.1) Gecko/20061204 Firefox/2.0.0.1

74.132.1.148

74.132.1.149

:::.. testmy.net test results ..:::

Download Connection is:: 9528 Kbps about 9.53 Mbps (tested with 12160 kB)

Download Speed is:: 1163 kB/s

Upload Connection is:: 735 Kbps about 0.7 Mbps (tested with 1496 kB)

Upload Speed is:: 90 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net (Server 1)

Test Time:: 2007/02/09 - 4:02pm

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-CEH1X8F94

U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-1EV8ATWS2

User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.1) Gecko/20061204 Firefox/2.0.0.1 [!]

A little faster..

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it will not speed your internet connection

it will speed what DNS does

translate a address www.google.com into an IP

so that your computer can put the ip on the packet and send it to your router to get forwarded to the destination server

dns = domain name server

translates addresses like www.google.com into an IP

this ip goes in the packets sent to the router that go out to the internet

so having you own DNS will speed this up, sometimes could be milliseconds sometimes it can be 1 or 2 seconds

it will NOT speed you ur DOWNLOAD in torrent or FTP or PINGS

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Can anyone here verify this?  :smiley:  Swimmer you would be the one I personally would be interested in hearing an opinion from  :)

Does it work.. maybe.. it is basically a huge DNS cache..  And it is not an official DNS server..  So there is no redundancy..  Typically DNS is spread out through out the world or decentralized..  Where as OpenDNS is a centralized service.. so the likehood that a natural disaster takes out the service completely is greater.  I dont know all of their little secrets but my guess is that the convergence on their servers is going to be a little slower than on the official DNS network.  So a new site may appear sooner on your ISP's DNS servers than on OpenDNS's..

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:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Download Connection is:: 7599 Kbps about 7.6 Mbps (tested with 12160 kB)

Download Speed is:: 928 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (Server 1)

Test Time:: 2007/02/09 - 8:06pm

Bottom Line:: 133X faster than 56K 1MB Download in 1.1 sec

Tested from a 12160 kB file and took 13.109 seconds to complete

Download Diagnosis:: Awesome! 20% + : 58.25 % faster than the average for host (midco.net)

D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-F61CV0RBJ

User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.1) Gecko/20061204 Firefox/2.0.0.1 [!]

Used to be around 7300...

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come to think of it i have always wished my router supported a tertiary dns for when the 2 dns's supplied by my isp go tits up.

haha... you should be able to.. If you go into local area connection advanced -> DNS tab. you should be able to add as many DNS servers as you like..  I am pretty sure that if you kill dynamic DNS on your router and assign each computer what DNS server you choose it will work..

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Log in to your router by typing in "192.168.1.1" or "192.168.0.1", it depends in what brand of router you have. You should get a password prompt...For Netgear routers, the default Username is "admin" and default password is "password". For Linksys routers, leave the username field blank, and the password "1234" or "password" or "admin". If none of these work, here is a list of all of the router's default passwords: http://www.phenoelit.de/dpl/dpl.html

Once you are logged in, it should be under "basic settings". Choose "Use these DNS servers" and type in 208.67.222.222 (primary) and 208.67.220.220 (secondary). These are the OpenDNS servers. On some routers, you can assign more than two, so you can put your ISP's DNS servers also if you want...

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it will not speed your internet connection

it will speed what DNS does

translate a address www.google.com into an IP

so that your computer can put the ip on the packet and send it to your router to get forwarded to the destination server

dns = domain name server

translates addresses like www.google.com into an IP

this ip goes in the packets sent to the router that go out to the internet

so having you own DNS will speed this up, sometimes could be milliseconds sometimes it can be 1 or 2 seconds

it will NOT speed you ur DOWNLOAD in torrent or FTP or PINGS

Precisely right.

Not everyone can remember numbers and the octets, so they've made names for web sites and servers to translate those for the masses...(DNS). But before being "gung ho" about specifying DNS servers, be aware of the following below:

Choosing and specifying 2 servers via your tcp/ip properties, they can make or break your surfing speed and how the pages pull up. Here are some factors of why to choose to make specific ones (3rd party) vs. auto obtain (your ISP):

1. When you "auto obtain DNS", you are using your ISP to balance the load and giving you an optimal connection. This is somewhat best, and not having to worry about sites pulling up, because it will choose the ones for you that aren't overwhelmed at their HQ. As a tech support rep for an ISP, I can certainly say on a day to day basis, some go down and therefore is pulled out of the "pool" for customers not to use. It's defintely a crap shoot.

2. Your ISP, depending where you live, will use ~5-15 DNS servers @ their CMTS to balance the load of all their traffic and translate sites into IP addresses and versa.

3. If you specifically choose 2 of them to specifically use, you're limiting your computers direction path to resolve names and that be a good thing for that the DNS server(s) (ISP HQ) may be a stone's throw from your house, which distance DOES matter. And, it may be a split second faster than say using another DNS server thousands of miles away, even if it's not under a lot of traffic.

So optimally, you want to specifically use servers that are closest to you, have the least amount of downtime, and ultimately, have the least amount of traffic (i.e. don't bragg or tell anyone about them! It's like finding a gold mine!)

-- When people call and web sites aren't pulling up, and their signal is good, I usually test or trace route the website through the command prompt to determine if it's a problem or not. I use ip's for my pop3 and smtp servers for Outlook instead of the names because they are ALWAYS in peak traffic. It bypasses the servers... I hope you can follow me on that. =)

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Precisely right.

-- When people call and web sites aren't pulling up, and their signal is good, I usually test or trace route the website through the command prompt to determine if it's a problem or not. I use ip's for my pop3 and smtp servers for Outlook instead of the names because they are ALWAYS in peak traffic. It bypasses the servers... I hope you can follow me on that.    =)

Not to butt in here, so that means that you use the ip's decimal number for your pop3 and smtp instead of the name.name.name to eliminate the DNS server. I have read about some some doing this but I didn't pay attention and understand the reason, good idea.  :icon_salut:

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