How to Make your Browsing Faster by Changing your Computer’s DNS Settings

Global Internet Speedup aims to make the web faster. How are they going to do it? By bringing the content close the users as possible. This will decrease the latency to high-bandwidth content like video and allows for a more efficient utilization of Internet capacity world-wide. Don’t mind the jargon, it simply means that you’ll be able to stream videos faster.

The domain name system (DNS) plays a key role in helping make sure users get to the right resources. With Google and OpenDNS being the two major participants in speeding up the internet globally, they worked with Content Delivery Networks to attach location data to the NDS requests. This means that when you browse a website or a web page, it will go to a server nearest to you thus making it load faster.

So, basically what I been talking about on the last two paragraphs will just sum up to faster browsing and faster video streaming.

How to Change the DNS:

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You can change your DNS settings by going to your Local Area Network’s property settings. Simply look for the Internet Protocol Version 4 and Internet Protocol Version 6 and double click it to open each property window. Select Use the following DNS server addresses. If there are any IP addresses listed in the Preferred DNS server or Alternate DNS server, write them down for future reference (this will be helpful if you want to revert back to the original DNS server saved) the delete them and replace them with the addresses below. If there are no IP addresses listed, then simply place the following DNS addresses:

For IPv4 place any of the following DNS server address:

Google – and/or

OpenDNS – and/or


For IPv6 place any of the following DNS server addresses:

Google- 2001:4860:4860::8888 and/or 2001:4860:4860::8844


You can change the DNS on your Wifi Network Settings, Routers and Wifi Routers. For more detailed instructions on how to use Google and OpenDNS DNS servers on different operating systems (Windows, Mac OS-X, Linux), check out the links below.

Google Public DNS Instructions.

OpenDNS Instructions.

In order for you to experience the effect immediately, it is recommended that you flush you DNS server cache (or disable and enable your network connection) and clear web browser caches.


1 Comment on “How to Make your Browsing Faster by Changing your Computer’s DNS Settings

  1. Todavia necesito aprender mas sobre todo esto para poder tomar la opcion mas de acuerdo para mi. Actualmente busco informacion sobre lo que llaman de la “dieta dominguera”.

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