Windows 10: New Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service

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  1.    2 Weeks Ago #50

    so do you all recommend switching to this from your isp one ??
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       2 Weeks Ago #51

    Never use ISP DNS they are notoriously bad (at least here in the UK), I'm liking this one so far but I don't think there is much in it between this one and google which I was previously using.
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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #52

    so do you just change this inside windows itself? or do i also need to change it in my router not sure if i can as i'm renting it from ISP.
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       2 Weeks Ago #53

    Tonyb said: View Post
    so do you just change this inside windows itself? or do i also need to change it in my router not sure if i can as i'm renting it from ISP.
    One or the other. Router, if you want it for all systems
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       2 Weeks Ago #54

    You can just change it in Windows, the following tutorial will show you how - Change IPv4 and IPv6 DNS Server Address in Windows Windows 10 Tutorials
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       2 Weeks Ago #55

    Tonyb said: View Post
    so do you all recommend switching to this from your isp one ??
    I would recommend, yes. With this or Google, and others, you avoid an ISP "trick" where invalid addresses (the 404 error) are possibly diverted by the ISP to serve their purposes (marketing, ads, etc.). I've been running this now for a few days, and it's seems quicker than Google, but then again it gets to be subjective. They are easy to flip back and forth, though, so try it out and get your own feeling. One thing I would recommend that I do, habit mostly, is after changing run ipconfig /flushdns at an Admin command prompt. It clears DNS cache so no possible conflicts or leftovers. They usually expire in 24-48 hours, but it's a quick step.
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  7.    2 Weeks Ago #56

    I am staying with OpenDNS. For my location it is the fastest of all.
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  8.    2 Weeks Ago #57

    I am using Cloudflare still for one reason. I noticed the day after I started using it, that my card feed on my android did not reflect half of what I saw on the PC earlier in the day. Google was using my DNS to fill my card feed. I read the card feed later at night when off the PC. It sure is nice not to read about the same stuff unless I google something.
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       2 Weeks Ago #58

    Pretty good!
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       2 Weeks Ago #59

    One big positive noticed:

    MSI's site loads much faster(I mean when you're looking at hardware) with Cloudflare.
    It usually has a red loading line at the top, and as you scroll down, the page jumps back up when it finishes loading.
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