Boost Internet Browsing speed Via OpenDNS :)

When we type in a domain name such as www.sophos.com in browser then computer  resolve the address name into an IP address of the server to download the web page and supporting files. Windows uses a DNS (domain name system) server to lookup this information.  By default, Windows uses your ISP’s DNS server.  Depending on your provider, the performance of their DNS resolving server varies.  Some large national providers are known to provide unreliable and slow DNS servers.

The performance of the DNS we are using is one component that affects the speed of our Internet browsing.  Since each domain name we type in must be resolved into an IP address, the amount of time that takes will delay the loading of any web page.  Some users with overloaded ISP DNS servers can see delays in multiple seconds before web pages start to load.

Like mine , I'm using Spectra-net one of a sluggish kind , since I have no other options to chooose from. so when I was searching over Internet for applications which can  boost Internet browsing, then I come across this term OpenDNS.

OpenDNS provides free alternative DNS servers that anyone can use with any Internet provider.  Unlike many national Internet providers, OpenDNS’s DNS servers are very fast and reliable.   Using OpenDNS servers instead of your ISP servers will help you speed up your Internet browsing by cutting down on the delay between resolving a domain name and getting the IP address so your browser can start loading the web page faster.

How to Configure OpenDNS.

Follow the following simple step

   1. Click on the Start Button, click Run and then type in 

        "ncpa.cpl "
   2. Right click on your active network connection that you use 

       to connect to the Internet and select "Properties".

    3. On the Networking / General tab, select 
      Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) (version 4 on Win Vista and 7)
      and click over Properties.
 
   4. On the properties screen, enter the following DNS 

       server addresses  i.e 208.67.222.222 in the preferred DNS
       and 208.67.220.220 in the alternate DNS.
   5. Click OK twice.


Now Browse Internet and see the difference :)



P.S :  Hope this article over OpenDNS  will come to your rescue as

        its ISP independent. Cheers !!!
        Your comments over this are most welcome.
      

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