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Old 09-14-2009, 12:17 AM   #1
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Default Cool Tip: Open DNS

So I just reformatted my main machine after a harddrive failure, don't worry, data was recovered..

Anyway. After a fresh load, my internet speeds were HORRID. I have a 6Mbps connection and pages were loading like dial-up. However, once I finally loaded speedtest.net (after 8 refreshes) it showed I was getting full speed yet every other page took multiple refreshes to load and load correctly.

I've used this tweak in the past, and it fixed the issue. This works in vista or XP just gotta know where to look..

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Old 09-14-2009, 01:11 AM   #2
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Buzz and I use OpenDNS. It does make a difference.

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Old 09-14-2009, 04:01 PM   #3
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Made a slight different for me. It may be due to the fact that my wireless signal is on "low" most of the time.
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:41 AM   #4
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My internet has had a bit of a slow down recently, this actually fixed that. Thanks for the tip!
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:42 AM   #5
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It depends on your ISP's DNS Servers, but OpenDNS CAN make a big difference.

If you want to change it for your entire network, you can set the DNS Servers within your router's settings.
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