Increase your internet browsing speed by optimizing your DNS using Namebench

Increase your internet browsing speed by optimizing your DNS using Namebench

Nambench application to set the right DNS

No matter you have a blazing bandwidth from your ISP, if you have bad DNS servers your browsing would be sluggish and some times even unable to open web pages.

DNS (Domain Name System ) is a  server which converts the URL which you enter on your browser to an ip-address of the Target server.
eg : You enter www.google.com, it gets converted to  74.125.236.112

Now how to get the right DNS for you ? The answer is Namebench.

Namebench is an amazing application result of a 20% project in Google  which chooses the right DNS for your Internet connection and is compatible across multiple platforms.

To use Namebench and set the right DNS,

1. Download Namebench for your OS from here (http://code.google.com/p/namebench/).
2. Click start, wait till the Namebench tests various  DNS servers apt for you.
3. Enter the suggest DNS servers in your Modem/Router/Local machine (Which ever is your DNS gateway).

Check out the video demo below on using Namebench

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Hope you run Namebench and get a good browsing experience, I will write another blog on a setting up a good DNS relay system on your Network if you have frequent hang ups and connection cuts . Make sure you follow me on twitter, Facebook and Google + .