duncan Posted December 5, 2010 Report Share Posted December 5, 2010 When you use your browser to surf the net you are using a Domain Name Server An often-used analogy to explain the Domain Name System is that it serves as the phone book for the Internet. What is DNS > https://secure.wikim...ain_Name_System > https://secure.wikim...ain_Name_Server I used Open-DNS for about a month and have recently used Google Public DNS for about a month. Different Internet Service Providers use different DNS. Google and opendns both created connection problems and speed variations with certain web-sites. After recently fine-tuning my DNS I have experienced much better results as far as general surfing and speed increase when connecting to and accessing sites. Frustrating problems with access and downloading, running online applications, etc. have stopped. To sum it up, Your DNS can be the cause of ongoing problems. You, your internet provider and software amongst others can change your DNS. Your DNS server is part of your network connection. http://www.mydnstools.info/ Windows XP - sp3 AMD Sempron 2600+ 1.5 gig ram 128mb video card (nvidia) telstra 3G internet connection opera 11 (beta) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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