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Windows 7: DNS Addressing - How to Change in Windows 7

01 Jul 2009   #19
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 
DNS Addressing - How to Change in Windows 7

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04 Jul 2009   #20
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by streetwolf View Post
two things i don't like about opendns. Try entering address CNN and you get an OpenDNS page not CNN.COM. This is if you have the option that adds .com to your address.

Secondly OpenDNS uses google.com for something. I often see it on my status bar before I get to my site.

Trying Advantage right now and CNN works just fine. Will keep an eye if it links out to Google.
I just tried that in firefox 3.5 (which does that for you) and it found it with np....and it could be comparing a google search right fast to find exactly where you want to go (that was the best guess I could come up with at the spur of a moment....if anyone can give insight....please do)


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23 Jul 2009   #21
oidicle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, 7600.20647 RTM
 
 

I had to switch to DNSAdvantage, because they have a server located near me(Johannesburg, South Africa and I live in Mozambique, it shares a boarder with SA)... As to speed improvements, well I think it's the same as openDNs, haven't noticed any difference, I just use it because of the location. So, yea, that's about it.....

@ charles Kane,
DNSAdvantage also has a server in Australia, have you tried it?
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08 Oct 2009   #22
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Potential users of OpenDNS might also want to read this article.
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08 Oct 2009   #23
Barman58

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Thanks Nick,
I am personally pleased that OpenDNS's default is to if in doubt - block.
The swift action of the OpenDNS site in thi current climate is also refreshing
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08 Oct 2009   #24
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I have been using OpenDNS a long while - so they err on the side of caution - that's no bad thing. Very Happy with them.

Can't recall ever having been redirected to the OpenDNS page.

Haven't tried Advantage - no reason to think it isn't excellent too.
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15 Oct 2009   #25
JoHn87

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

i've been using open dns for a couple of months now.

it far better than the bt dns servers here in uk, they got some issues.

my whole home network is using open dns
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15 Oct 2009   #26
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Yet another DNS alternative - Secure DNS
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19 Oct 2009   #27
oidicle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, 7600.20647 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
Yet another DNS alternative - Secure DNS
I had a problem using Secure DNS, for some reason I couldn't view nor download some images from SF, particularly the Post your desktops" thread, I've reverted to DNS Advantage...
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03 Dec 2009   #28
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Google have just launched a new DNS service! Google Public DNS
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03 Dec 2009   #29
xXSevenXx

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
Google have just launched a new DNS service! Google Public DNS
I just changed mine to google, and a torrent I was D/L jumped from 40kbs to 450+kbs, is this a coincidence, or was my ISP throttling my D/L speed?
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