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#1 MrClose

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 02:47 PM

This is a question that (this old fart)has been trying to find an answer to.

My pc runs on an adapter.
A pc in another room is hooked up to the DSL modem and router.
I have been wanting to try a site called Open DNS but don't know what will happen if I change my DNS, (On This pc)?

Will that disconnect me from my other pc and is there an advantage to using Open DNS?

Thanks

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#2 CaveDweller2

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 07:21 PM

I don't think it will. Seems to be an internet thing more than a home network thing.

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 01:22 PM

@MrClose,

No it shouldn't. DNS is just for resolving hostnames into IP addresses. It will not change the way you are connected to your home network.

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Posted 07 December 2009 - 08:25 PM

swagger & CaveDweller2

Thanks to the both of you!!

I'll give it a try and let you know.


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Posted 12 December 2009 - 09:12 PM

I tried the OpenDNS guys!

While it didn't mess up my pc .. like you said it wouldn't .. It doesn't seem to have made a difference either.

Just posting back on this because I said that I would.

Thanks Fellas

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Posted 12 December 2009 - 10:00 PM

I found Google public DNS servers are faster than OpenDNS servers. So you may also want to try them.

Google public DNS servers are 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 02:41 AM

What is it you were looking for it to do?

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Posted 13 December 2009 - 04:10 PM

Not sure about what I was looking for with OpenDNS.
I had heard that it would speed things up and .. "Just Maybe" .. help me out with my connection problems that I posted about on another thread.

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 12:04 AM

I have been running OpenDNS for a couple of weeks now, I love it, but my 20 year old porn surfing son hates it.
I found it using google searching for a free porn blocker for a freind of my wife, set it up on her's too and have heard no complaints. Her 13 year old was constanly surfing porn and dragging all that comes with that kind of activty with it, viruses and spy and malware.

I have recommended it to a couple of friends, check out this reviiew at PCMag.

Edited by ratchet48, 27 December 2009 - 12:05 AM.





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