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  1. Posts : 15
    Windows 10
       #1

    DNS Settings


    Hello

    I was looking for different ways to help speed up my slow ADSL connection.
    I learned that changing your DNS settings to use a different provider is something that you could actually do for free

    So I did a search in google for the fastest DNS servers in Australia and I found this service which is apparently a lot faster than using cloudflare 1.1.1.1 or google 8.8.8.8
    They have a page on there site that give you the IPs for the DNS servers. I choose to use the Melbourne DNS servers

    What I would like to know is. How do I actually test if using these Australian DNS servers are faster?
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  2. Posts : 18,045
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #2

    Hello @mgiannelis,

    mgiannelis said:
    I was looking for different ways to help speed up my slow ADSL connection.
    I learned that changing your DNS settings to use a different provider is something that you could actually do for free

    So I did a search in google for the fastest DNS servers in Australia and I found this service which is apparently a lot faster than using cloudflare 1.1.1.1 or google 8.8.8.8.

    They have a page on there site that give you the IPs for the DNS servers. I choose to use the Melbourne DNS servers

    What I would like to know is. How do I actually test if using these Australian DNS servers are faster?

    As a start, have a look at this => From Post #1454 Onwards

    I hope this helps.
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  3. Posts : 2,691
    Windows 10
       #3

    It makes no difference to your slow ADSL connection. Mine is a measured 13 Mbps. In my case the ISP provided DNS server became unreliable and they themselves changed it to the Google Public DNS temporarily.

    So changed it myself, maybe permanently, as it has been reliable thus far.

    I use Google Public DNS servers 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4

    You can run some software to check DNS speeds with different DNS servers, but in UK the differences are so small it is a pointless exercise. Reliability is way more important.

    It is only the resolution of names into IP addresses, nothing to do with download speed.

    GRC's | DNS Nameserver Performance Benchmark
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  4. Posts : 15
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Yeah thanks heaps. I am fully aware that is does not help my download speed. However it does help with the lookup speed.
    When you have a 3mbps ADSL connection such as I do. Every little bit helps. Hence why I am looking for alternative ways to speed up my browsing a little bit.
    My only other option is to go to someone like skymesh because my current physical location just does not have the cables, exchanges or DSLAMs to support a faster connection.

    I actually just tried to use the bench mark test you advised me to use. It turns out that the Melbourne DNS server I want to use on this site is faster than google and cloudflare. And its only 20kms away from my location.
    The closest cloudflare (end point for me is almost 1000 km away.

    So im now using 45.124.52.17 (Melbourne) for my primary and in the alternate section I am using 1.1.1.1
    Thanks for letting me know about the benchmark tool I. I can actually see faster page loading times now.
    It turned out that 45.124.52.17 was 60% faster than 1.1.1.1 (Thats what bench mark tool told me)

    Thanks very much for that. Really appreciated.

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    Paul Black said:
    Hello @mgiannelis,




    As a start, have a look at this => From Post #1454 Onwards

    I hope this helps.
    Did not work mate. Its a dead link.
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  5. Posts : 18,045
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #5

    Hello @mgiannelis,

    mgiannelis said:
    Did not work mate. Its a dead link.

    Very strange, I just clicked it and it went directly to the TenForums post!
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  6. Posts : 6,680
    22H2 64 Bit Pro
       #6

    User needs VIP access to open that link.

    DNS Settings-vip.jpg

    Also check out:

    SpeedGuide.net :: BroadBand Tools

    SG TCP Optimizer
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  7. Posts : 18,045
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #7

    Callender said:
    User needs VIP access to open that link.
    Thanks.
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  8. Posts : 15
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Paul Black said:
    Hello @mgiannelis,




    Very strange, I just clicked it and it went directly to the TenForums post!
    you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:

    The page has been removed.
    Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page.
    If you are a trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.
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  9. Posts : 18,045
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #9

    Hello @mgiannelis,

    mgiannelis said:
    you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:

    The page has been removed.
    Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page.
    If you are a trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.

    There is NOTHING wrong with your account if that is what you are thinking. It is because you do NOT have VIP access status.

    I hope this helps.
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  10. Posts : 15
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #10

    So how do I get VIP access ?
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