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How to speed up your Broadband connection June 9, 2007

Posted by Mayank in broadband, ubuntu.
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I recently switched to a new Broadband service. I noticed that it has very shaky DNS servers which suffer with 2 major problems:
1. Their response times are amazingly pathetic
2. Their reliability is certainly nothing much to talk about

After some googling I found a very good solution which has greatly improved my broadband’s performance. I added the following DNS servers to my /etc/resolv.conf (this is for the ubuntu/linux guys 🙂 )

nameserver 208.67.222.222
nameserver 208.67.220.220

This sets http://www.opendns.com as u’re dns server :), which happens to be much faster and much more stable then my provider’s DNS servers.

For the windows guys, just right click on u’re network icon in the system tray, go to properties, then TCP/IP properties and change the DNS server.

Enjoyyyy!!

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