How to speed up your Internet by optimizing DNS
There are several ways to speed up your Internet connection, increasing the speed of downloads, and speeding up the loading of Web pages.
Today we will talk about something different, explaining how to speed up your Internet by optimizing your connection to DNS servers.
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And you ask, what is the DNS?
The DNS (Domain Name Service) is a service that translates the links that we type in the browser for IPs.
That is, when you type “www.google.com” into your browser, your Windows will connect to a DNS server, which will tell you that Google’s IP is 126.96.36.199, starting the connection to that IP.
But as the DNS can speed up my Internet?
In practice, the faster is the response from the DNS server, the faster your computer will connect to the desired site, speeding up the navigation.
What is the fastest DNS server?
You can use the program “namebench” that link to multiple DNS servers, enumerating what faster servers. In practice, after installing the namebench click the button “Start Benchmark”.
The program will then display a list of the best DNS servers (Top 3). Download namebench.
Faster DNS servers to configure Windows DNS
Start by clicking the Internet icon in the lower right corner (near the clock), and select “Open network and sharing Center”.
Alternatively, go to Start Menu-control panel-sharing Centre.
Open network and sharing Center in Windows
Click on the link of your Internet connection.
Windows Internet connection
Look for the field “Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4)”, click the “Properties” button.
Select the check box “Use the following DNS server addresses”. Now enter the IPs, suggested by namebench.
Configure DNS in Windows
If you have trouble connecting, just access again to the properties of your connection and select the checkbox “Obtain DNS server address automatically”.