Using the Fastest DNS Servers Possible

It probably doesn’t apply to most of our readers/customers at work, but at home it sure might.

I saw an article saying that Google released some public DNS servers that are supposed to be super fast, which will speed up your web browsing experience.

Now, here’s an article that mentions a tool called “Namebench” which will search for the fastest DNS servers based on your network and location and will list them for you (if that be Google’s or someone else’s’).

http://lifehacker.com/5420931/namebench-helps-you-find-the-fastest-dns-server-for-your-computer

 I ran it at home and it showed my fastest DNS servers were one from Level 3 and one from Comodo Secure DNS (faster than Comcasts’ DNS servers). So I changed my Linksys router at home to use these 2 DNS servers on the WAN link and also setup my DHCP scope to use my router plus these DNS servers. The results are noticeable– browsing is way faster and I’d recommend checking it out!

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About virtualdennis

I have over 18 years helping small to large enterprise businesses nationwide with their enterprise storage, backup and recovery, disaster recovery and system virtualization solutions. He holds numerous storage and virtualization certifications and has personally delivered over 300 complex enterprise solution implementations. He has been privileged to speak at various national events on the topics of datacenter virtualization, end-user virtualization, hyper-converged infrastructure and disaster recovery.

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