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    Boost up Internet surfing on Windows and Linux

    By changing the addresses of DNS servers used by your Internet connection to those servers as the fastest servers of OpenDNS or Google Public DNS, you can speed up the loading of pages you visit. DNS Servers are used by your internet connection to the correspondence between a domain name and IP address corresponding. It is indeed easier to browse the Internet using domain names rather than sequences of numbers. Whenever you call a page, images that are loaded or download files, a DNS server is used.

    You must change the parameters of the network connection of your Windows XP computer to declare a new DNS servers. Here is how to do that:-
    • Click the Start button and then click Control Panel.

    • Click Network and Internet Connections.

    • Click on Network Connections.

    • Double click the icon for your network connection.

    • Click the Properties button.

    • Double click the item Internet Protocol (TCP / IP).

    • Select Use the DNS server addresses on this windows.

    • Then enter the Preferred DNS server field the first DNS server address to use for Google 8.8.8.8 Public or DNS to OpenDNS 208.67.222.222.

    • Then enter the DNS server field the second DNS server address to use for Google 8.8.4.4 Public or DNS to OpenDNS 208.67.220.220.

    • Click OK twice and then click Close.

    • Reboot the system. The new settings are then applied. Launch your Web browser and visit your favorite sites. They should receive more smoothly and quickly.

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    Re: Accelerate Web browsing on Windows and Linux

    The definition of new DNS servers on Windows Vista and Windows 7 goes through the Network and Sharing Center. To configure the same, go through the following steps:

    • Click the Start button and then click Control Panel.

    • Click Network and Internet.

    • Click Network and Sharing Center.

    • In the left pane, click Change settings of the card.

    • Double click the icon for your network connection (this can be a cable connection or wireless).

    • Click the Properties button.

    • Double click on the icon Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).

    • Select Use the DNS server addresses.

    • Then enter the Preferred DNS server field the first DNS server address to use for Google 8.8.8.8 Public or DNS to OpenDNS 208.67.222.222.

    • Then enter the DNS server field the second DNS server address to use for Google 8.8.4.4 Public or DNS to OpenDNS 208.67.220.220.

    • Check the box Validate parameters and left click OK and Close.

    • The new settings are then applied and your network connection is verified. Click Close.

    • Launch your Web browser and visit your favorite sites. They should receive more smoothly and quickly.

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    Re: Accelerate Web browsing on Windows and Linux

    With Ubuntu Linux, you can easily declare the DNS servers to use for your Internet connection. Just go through this:-

    • On Ubuntu, click on the System menu.

    • Click Preferences, then Network Connections.

    • Click your network connection (this can be a cable connection or wireless) and click Modify.

    • Open the Settings tab IPv4.

    • Scroll Method and select automatic addresses only (DHCP).

    • In the DNS Servers field, enter the addresses of DNS servers to use, separated by a space. For example 8.8.8.8 8.8.4.4 for Google or Public DNS to OpenDNS 208.67.222.222 208.67.220.220.

    • Click the Apply button, type your password and confirm with authentication.

    • Finally, click Close. Launch your Web browser and visit your favorite sites. They should receive more smoothly and quickly.

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    Re: Accelerate Web browsing on Windows and Linux

    it worked fine.thanx.
    which DNS is the fastest? google or Open DNS?
    (yberoptik |)epatch

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    Re: Boost up Internet surfing on Windows and Linux

    As per my knowledge the OpenDNS which is faster and better then Google DNS. To know about the same you have to check out the below given link which is having the detailed discussion regarding the OpenDNS and Google DNS. Just go through the below given post and work with the issue.
    What is Google DNS vs OpenDNS

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