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How To: Speed Up Your Internet Connection with public DNS

Everybody like speed, of-course me too. Speedy cars, bikes and also a high speed Internet. Forget cars and bikes here we are discussing about Internet. You might have noticed that, when you try to open some websites, it takes long time to get a webpage from that particular site, even you’re using a high speed internet connection. Why this happening? That’s because your ISP’s DNS server.

Most people assume that their Internet connection’s bandwidth determines their broadband connection’s overall performance. However, that’s not true. There are many factors, including the speed of the servers the user is trying to connect to, the type of network connection, router and network bandwidth, and latency, plays the major role in internet’s speed .

What is DNS server?

DNS is short form of Domain Name System. When we type a web address in our browser [eg: www.lineshjose.com] and hit go, the request goes to our local Internet Service Provider(ISP)’s server, who translate/resolve that domain name into a IP address (eg: 74.53.177.126). Check out the video on right side to know How DNS works. If your ISP’s DNS servers are busy, then it takes to long time to do this process. Thanks to fastest public DNS servers, that make this process very fastly compare to your ISP / DSL / ADSL / cable DNS service providers DNS servers. Today I’d like to share a list of better, fast and free public DNS servers.

Free Public DNS Server

Use any one of the following provider.
Provider IP
Google 8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4
OpenDNS 208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220
Dnsadvantage 156.154.70.1
156.154.71.1
Norton 198.153.192.1
198.153.194.1

How do I change or setup DNS server IP address?

If you don’t know how to setup DNS server IP address, please watch below video tutorial that describes how to setup DNS server IP address in Windows7 PC.

To know how to setup DNS in other operating system please check out this site.