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#1 Roderunner

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 08:57 AM

My 2 PC's (laptop Vista, desktop W7, both Home Premium) access the internet via a router programmed to use OpenDNS. Have you any information on whether to disable the DNS Client in 'Services' :huh:

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 09:34 AM

DNS Client service is used to store a cache of frequent DNS names. If you disable it, Windows will make a lot of queries to the DNS server and overall performance of the internet will decrease.

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 09:55 AM

Thanks Romeo29, I thought they were 2 different services.

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 12:10 PM

I would also highly recommend that you use your ISP's DNS Servers instead of using OpenDNS. I used OpenDNS on my network for a month to test it, and the response times were horrible. I switched back to my ISP's and response times were much much faster.

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 02:21 PM

I would also highly recommend that you use your ISP's DNS Servers instead of using OpenDNS. I used OpenDNS on my network for a month to test it, and the response times were horrible. I switched back to my ISP's and response times were much much faster.


Who is your ISP ? mine is TalkTalk

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 02:22 PM

I use Verizon FiOS so my ISP is Verizon




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