There are times when we feel that our internet speed is not what we paid for. We cannot judge this by feeling only, we need application to measure the speed. One of the most used application is speedtest (www.speedtest.net)
There is easy way to make our internet connection faster by changing it’s DNS address. DNS (Domain Name System) a system to translate form IP address to a name. Every domain name (name) in the internet is actually an IP address like 18.104.22.168 for google.com or 22.214.171.124 for yunarwinardi.com
We can find out the IP address by pinging the domain name like picture below
DNS server is a computer that serve name to IP address query from client like us. If the server can serve the query it will make our connection faster.
Every internet service provider will have their own DNS, however in many cases their DNS server is not fast enough to response our query. This resulting slower internet speed.
By using faster DNS server will also increase internet speed.
Below are public DNS addresses that commonly used to speed up internet:
1. To speed up internet using Google public DNS
Change your DNS setting using below DNS server address
2. To speed up internet using OpenDNS
3. OpenDNS with family protection
Below DNS address will protect your children from browsing un appropriate websites.
4. DNS advantage
is one of the best free DNS service with great performance
5. Comodo secure DNS
Provided by Comodo
6. Norton DNS
7. DNS watch
8. VeriSign Public DNS
How to change DNS server address
To change DNS server address is depend on what connection you are using.
If you are using broadband, you can change the DNS server setting in the setup console, in router:
1. Login as admin
2. Setup WAN interface
3. Change DNS from automatic to manual
4. Fill with DNS from Google or OpenDNS
If using USB modem you can change from network properties like below
The result after using public DNS:
I subscribe 5Mb broadband, when using OpenDNS address I got 9.65Mbps for download and 2.73Mbps for upload. If using default DNS server from my internet provider, the result is about 4Mbps download and 3Mbps upload.
Sometimes you will not always able to change DNS setting especially when your network managed by administrator. You have to ask administrator to change the DNS setting.
I hope now you can have faster internet connection by using public DNS address, enjoy!