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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


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




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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.



I personally use Google's DNS, and 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


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