There are many ways to get a faster internet speed in Microsoft Windows. Today, I am goin...
There are many ways to get a faster internet speed in Microsoft Windows. Today, I am going to show you a simple DNS hack that can speed up your Web Browsing dramatically. First, I need to remind you an obvious thing that happens with most of us when we are using a slow internet connection. The only thing we blame is our Internet Service Provider (ISP) for slow internet connection, but this isn’t the only case all the time. Sometimes, the problem lie with our DNS (Domain Name System). So, first let me explain you something about DNS before telling you the method to get a faster internet speed.
What is DNS?
Domain Name System (DNS), an Internet service that translates domain names into IP addresses. Because domain names are alphabetic, they're easier to remember. The Internet however, is really based on IP addresses. Every time you use a domain name, therefore, a DNS service must translate the name into the corresponding IP address. For example, the domain name www.example.com might translate to 126.96.36.199.
The DNS system is, in fact, its own network. If one DNS server doesn't know how to translate a particular domain name, it asks another one, and so on, until the correct IP address is returned.
How an Alternative DNS Service Will Speed Up Your Browsing?
As I mentioned earlier, your tortoise internet speed isn’t always your Internet Service Provider’s fault, instead it may be your DNS’s fault. So why not use an alternative DNS service? As the present web pages continue to become more and more complex by inculcating innumerable things, so clients go for multiple DNS lookups for rendering one single web page. With the continuous growth in web, the existing DNS infrastructure is under more load each day.
Now I’ll tell you to use a free public DNS service that will tell your computer to use that service instead of using your ISP prescribed service and will help you to get a faster internet speed
How To Speed Up Web Browsing Using DNS Hack?
To get a faster internet speed, I’ll tell you about free OpenDNS service. OpenDNS is one of the most popular free DNS services that was started to provide an alternative method to those who were discontented with their existing DNS.
By following these simple steps, you can tell your computer to use OpenDNS’s DNS servers instead of the ones your service provider automatically uses:
1. To get a faster internet speed using OpenDNS, first open Control panel.
2. Go to Network and Internet options.
3. Now click on Network and Sharing Center
4. Click on your Internet Connection and then click on Properties.
5. Highlight the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click on Properties.
6. Now choose the following DNS server addresses to get a faster internet speed:
Preferred DNS server: 188.8.131.52
Alternate DNS server: 184.108.40.206
You are using OpenDNS’s servers now which helps you to to get a faster internet speed.
To Configure IPv6:
Highlight the Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and click on Properties, and choose the following DNS server addresses:
Preferred DNS server: 2620:0:ccc::2
Alternate DNS server: 2620:0:ccd::2
There are more benefits of OpenDNS other than getting a faster internet speed. Usually if the DNS server of your service provider goes down you become unable to use the internet, but with OpenDNS method, even if the service providers DNS server is down, you can surf the internet normally.