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Windows 7: Google DNS

07 Dec 2009   #21
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
I think the "Documention" has got hosed up.
Just go into Network connections, uncheck the Obtain IP address automatically, enter your local LAN address (192.168.x.x ) for example and enter the Google DNS Servers for the DNS server addresses.

You'll need your Router address also as the default gateway -- for example 192.168.x.01 is typical.

Then either re-boot or from a command prompt do IPCONFIG / Renew.

Cheers
jimbo


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07 Dec 2009   #22
TGSoldier

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cruise View Post
Read the google terms and conditions. They store your browsing for 48 hours. Thats a no go for me. Yes I do have things to hide.
Does it really matter?

Do you know the kind of information that could be collected from a DNS? Combined with searching information, IP-time correlation, etc...They're practically looking straight up your PC sphincter.
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07 Dec 2009   #23
seekermeister

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
There are a number of buttons to add the actual default servers for the machine being tested to the set tested - plus an add option which will allow you to add specifics
Click the Add/remove button on the nameservers tab
Thanks, if it were a snake it would have bit me.

I ended up going to a Cox DNS, because according to the DNS Benchmark, it is the fastest at my location...even faster than Google or OpenDNS. But now I'm wondering just how to measure this in terms of actual use browsing? When going to a website, there is usually a pause before anything starts loading. I had assumed this pause was due to the DNS server having to do it's thing first, but at the moment I see more difference in the rate in which the page actually loads, than a shorter pause before. Is this just my own perception or the circumstance at the moment, or am I looking at it backwards?
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07 Dec 2009   #24
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cruise View Post
Read the google terms and conditions. They store your browsing for 48 hours. Thats a no go for me. Yes I do have things to hide.
Does it really matter?

Do you know the kind of information that could be collected from a DNS? Combined with searching information, IP-time correlation, etc...They're practically looking straight up your PC sphincter.
Google has figured out a lot of people don't mind, if it is faster. In the grand scheme of open society / what do I really have to hide / do no evil, once I conquer my innate fear of being spied on, I'm not sure how much it matters either.

That said, GDNS is slower than OpenDNS anyway, so I have no need to polish my sphincter, just in case.
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07 Dec 2009   #25
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The actual application gives an objective result based on timing a number of actual queries to the various servers. the load speed of pages has other components and as thus will always be subjective. All you can do is to load the best server for speed based on the results and assume that this will be quicker.

as for where to actually enter the address for the DNS I think this will depend on the actual router involved and the type of surfing involved - some routers act as a basic pass-through for the DNS address whilst others actually maintain a cache.

So if you are normally visiting the same sites each day a cached router DNS may actually be quicker but direct entry into the PC adaptor will be quicker if you visit a wide variety of sites, as the delay whilst the local router cache is checked is eliminated

of course all this is really accademic unless your original DNS is poor as the differences between the beat rated servers are likely to be very small
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07 Dec 2009   #26
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
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

Yeah, it does seem to be slower by some accounts, think I'll stick to ODNS.

Google Public DNS Makes the Web Slower
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07 Dec 2009   #27
seekermeister

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

I entered the DNS number in TCP/IPv4, but when I tried to do the same in TCP/IPv6, it wouldn't accept it regardless of the manner that I input it, it just kept saying that it was an invalid number. Is there a difference in the two protocols as far as the type of DNS numbers?
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07 Dec 2009   #28
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Yes, I think it will be some time before IPv6 gets mainstream support - though it's inclusion as a requirement for HomeGroup in Win7 will bring it forward from the pre win7 expectations
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07 Dec 2009   #29
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I entered the DNS number in TCP/IPv4, but when I tried to do the same in TCP/IPv6, it wouldn't accept it regardless of the manner that I input it, it just kept saying that it was an invalid number. Is there a difference in the two protocols as far as the type of DNS numbers?

They have different address lengths (32 vs 128 bits).
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07 Dec 2009   #30
seekermeister

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RogerR View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I entered the DNS number in TCP/IPv4, but when I tried to do the same in TCP/IPv6, it wouldn't accept it regardless of the manner that I input it, it just kept saying that it was an invalid number. Is there a difference in the two protocols as far as the type of DNS numbers?

They have different address lengths (32 vs 128 bits).
I don't understand, does that mean that 68.105.211.11 as one of those that I entered into TCP/IPv4 can't be used in TCP/IPv6, or that it has to be done differently?

EDIT: I'm going on the idea that even if TCP/IPv6 isn't mainstream, that it is still sometimes used somewhere.
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