Switch to Google DNS or OpenDNS to Speed Up Web Browsing Experience

Switch to  Google DNS or OpenDNS  to Speed Up Web Browsing Experience

Wed, Aug 5, 2020 2:56 PM

Technology Wifi

If your internet service provider’s DNS servers are not the fastest around, it can probably slow down your internet. Web browser requires to look up every website’s IP you are browsing. To improve your browsing experience, here’s how to switch to either Google DNS or OpenDNS for faster loading speed.

What is  "Domain Name System"?

The Domain Name System delegates the responsibility of assigning domain names and mapping those names to Internet resources by designating authoritative name servers for each domain. Network administrators may delegate authority over sub-domains of their allocated name space to other name servers. This mechanism provides a distributed and fault-tolerant service and was designed to avoid a single large central database. – Source Wikipedia

Note: This trick works for Windows 7,8 and 10

How to Switch to Google DNS or OpenDNS?

1. “Open the Network and Sharing Center” by right-clicking the network status icon in the system tray.

Open the Network and Sharing Center

2. Click the “Change adapter settings” in the “Network and Sharing Center” window.

Change adapter settings

3. Right-click the connection type you want to switch to then right-click on “Properties“, for example, Ethernet or your Wifi under “Network Connections” window.

Network Connections

4. Select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP / IPv4)” under the “Properties” window then click Properties.

Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP / IPv4)

5. At this point, the screen will show you the DNS setting. At the bottom half of the window, thick “Use the following DNS server addresses:” and type the “Preferred DNS server” and “Alternate DNS server” listed below.

OpenDNS
Preferred:
 208.67.222.222
Alternate: 208.67.220.220

Google DNS
Preferred: 
8.8.8.8
Alternate: 8.8.4.4

Use the following DNS server addresses:

You’re done! From this point, you will experience a more reliable DNS lookup and you should experience faster internet speed.

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