Speed up Your Internet Browsing with Google Public DNS

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Want to boost your internet speed? Try Google Public DNS and enjoy faster web browsing. Google Public DNS is a free DNS resolution service that you can use as an alternate DNS lookup service to your current DNS provider. On the internet when we request a website via the browser, the request goes to the DNS server. DNS server translates the domain to an IP address and the request goes to the website server on that IP. The whole process takes time of few milliseconds depending on the ISPs DNS. By using Google Public DNS, you save a few more milliseconds as the Google DNS is faster.

Why You Should Change your DNS settings to Google Public DNS

DNS protocol is an important part of the web. As we have described, each time we request a web page, it makes a request to DNS. DNS Lookup takes a few milliseconds to resolve the domain to IP. Sometimes, A request is transferred from one DNS to other. Few complex pages often require multiple DNS lookups. So your computer performs hundreds of DNS lookups in a day. Using Google DNS will save a few milliseconds on each lookup. By using Google Public DNS you can:

  • Speed up your browsing experience.
  • Improve your security.
  • Get the results you expect with absolutely no redirection.

How to Use Google Open DNS on your computer

For using Google Open DNS, you only need to configure your network settings to use the IP addresses 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 as your DNS servers. This also supports IPv6. Go to the IP v4 properties and add the following Ip address to the DNS server address. You can also interchange these IP addresses. But never use the same IP address.

Preferred DNS Server: 8.8.8.8
Alternate DNS Server: 8.8.4.4

or

Preferred DNS Server: 8.8.4.4
Alternate DNS Server: 8.8.8.8

Speed up Your Internet Browsing with Google Public DNS

If you are using IPv6 then you should use the IP v6 DNS server address.
The Google Public DNS IPv6 addresses are as follows:

2001:4860:4860::88882001:4860:4860::8844

If you are now sure how to configure your computer to us Google Public DNS, you can read the detailed article on this configuration here. Read more about Google Public DNS here.

Final words

If your ISP provides you good service, you may not notice the difference because it could be of milliseconds. But, it is always faster. While browsing the web, it will load pages a bit quicker.  I added the screenshot for showing how to change it in Windows. Similarly, you can add this on Linux, Mac, or other operating systems.

In case of any problem, you can comment below.

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Deepanker Verma is the founder of Techlomedia. He is a tech blogger, developer and gadget freak.


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