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Windows 7: Google DNS

07 Dec 2009   #1
TGSoldier

 
 
Google DNS

So in their attempt to take over the worl... Oops...I meant Internet; Google has its own public DNS servers.

Source - Official Google Blog: Introducing Google Public DNS

Google Site - Google Public DNS



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07 Dec 2009   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I'll give it a shot.
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07 Dec 2009   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, I found that to be a bit interesting. I've never really had problems with my ISP provided DNS servers and in the rare event that I did, I just reconfigured to use some root level DNS servers (4.2.2.1 and 4.2.2.2).

I expect this to give google some type of advantage...like storing the DNS queries somehow to improve their searching, advertising, etc. I think that I will pass.
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07 Dec 2009   #4
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Too early for me to be certain, but I do think that pages are loading faster with this.
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07 Dec 2009   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Too early for me to be certain, but I do think that pages are loading faster with this.
If you had a slow DNS server to begin with...having a faster one can certainly make a noticeable difference.
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07 Dec 2009   #6
TGSoldier

 
 

I've seen other people saying its faster as well... Maybe it's just fanboyism?

I'm happy with my OpenDns, but I guess I will give it a shot as well.
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07 Dec 2009   #7
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Too early for me to be certain, but I do think that pages are loading faster with this.
If you had a slow DNS server to begin with...having a faster one can certainly make a noticeable difference.
Cox Cable is not a speed demon.
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07 Dec 2009   #8
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Steve Gibson do a DNS service check Application and from where I am the google speed is actually slower than OpenDNS and a couple of others.

You may want to do a check on your own DNS to see if this is worth the change ....

GRC's|DNS Nameserver Performance Benchmark
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07 Dec 2009   #9
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've also found GDNS to be a little sluggish.
Nigel, do you recommend any, over any others???
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07 Dec 2009   #10
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

From where I am openDNS is probably the best all rounder or if you prefer not to have the added security (site blocking) features of OpenDNS - I use level 3's 4.2.2.5 and 4.2.2.3.

The google addresses by the way actually come back as also being Level 3 provided

Always best to include your ISP servers and google's and run the actual test as in the immortal words of the profit - YMMV
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