Are you experiencing slow connectivity while surfing websites or your browser takes a lot of time to reach a particular server. Well may be this can be solved by changing the DNS server from the default your ISP provides to any of the 4 mentioned below.
Change from Default ISP DNS to Top Alternative DNS Servers
An Alternate DNS Server acts as an alternative to your default DNS server. If the DNS server of your ISP is slow, the time it takes to resolve the web address adds up to the overall loading time of the website.
In Windows, to change to any alternative dns servers, simple add the following server addresses to your LAN and Internet connection (any). Go to Network Connections > Right Click on Local Area Connection > Properties
For eg: Update the default DNS server to point to the alternate DNS nameserver at preferred an alternate (see below for the addresses).
For Linux systems, we must edit the resolv.conf file, and specify which "nameserver" we will use along with the DNS address.
Four Alternative DNS Servers to Improve Surfing Speed
- Google DNS : Google, about half a year ago, entered the world of DNS servers, to have high-performance servers that use, in order to improve the browsing experience for Google users. To use Google DNS, use the IP address 22.214.171.124 (primary DNS) and 126.96.36.199 (Secondary DNS).
- OpenDNS : Another alternative to your ISP, OpenDNS is a great alternative because it includes several filters which can be configured to block unsafe web sites or explicit content. Ideal for schools and businesses. To use your server: 188.8.131.52 (Primary DNS) and 184.108.40.206 (Secondary DNS).
- Advantage DNS : Advantage DNS resolves all DNS requests through the UltraDNS Directory Services Platform, thus substantially improves navigation. 220.127.116.11 (Primary DNS) and 18.104.22.168 (Secondary DNS).
- ScrubIT : And the last alternative is ScrubIT, a DNS server that regulates the connection filter disallowing dangerous websites. 22.214.171.124 (Primary DNS) and 126.96.36.199 (Secondary DNS).
Let us know if changing to any alternative dns server improved your internet speed or not.