One of the most common complaints from our customers is that their broadband service is slow causing Youtube to lag and web pages in general to load slowly.
A lot of our clients live or work in rural areas. Rural for BT means living more than half a mile away from the nearest exchange.
I spoke to BT on the 23rd October, 2012 and they have no plans to do any further upgrades to cabinets in the near future and are instead focusing on fibre to the home, which will take years to reach rural areas.
OpenDNS provide a DNS & Internet Security Solutions to a wide range of companies like Nike, BP & UPS. They also provide the same free DNS service that Google provides.
By changing the DNS settings in your router from the default provided by your broadband provider to a mixture of OpenDNS & Google, you can browse web pages noticeably faster. Unfortunately, it won’t help you download music, videos or files any quicker, but it will help to reduce lag on video sites like Youtube.
This way if one DNS Provider is having problems, chances are the other one is still up and running.
Even if you have a fibre internet connection, you should use this service to make the most out of your connection.
Benifits Of Changing Your DNS Providers
Changing your DNS provider from your Internet Provider gives you a lot of advantages, including:
- Faster Internet
- More Reliable Internet
- More Secure Internet
- Free To Use
How To Change Your DNS Providers
To change the DNS settings in your router, do the following:
- Open your web browser
- Login to your router
- Locate the DNS Settings (All routers are different)
- Change your Primary DNS Setting to one of the OpenDNS Servers listed here
- Change your Secondary DNS Setting to one of Googles DNS Servers listed here
- Restart your router
- Clear the cache from your web browser
- Restart your PC, Laptop or Tablet device.