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#1 amason51

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 10:55 AM

I did the above test to find the fastest DNS server and it said my ISP is fastest, Virginmedia. But when I asked it to do the "top 50",fastest first, it said OpenDNS was fastest and Virginmedia was well down the list. I`m actually using OpenDNS not Virginmedia. So very confused!

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#2 NpaMA

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 02:47 PM

What test did you do to test the servers?

Honestly, I would recommend you just test different servers for a couple days and see which ones work best for you. Normally, ISP ones are good enough and the only time I recommend 3rd party is due to routing issues caused by ISP DNS servers (which is rare for the most part).

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:52 AM

Do you use the test for your home network's TCP/IP DNS address? I have never tried open DNS but some ISP technicians here have noticed using the supplied dns address on our home router. However, it made no difference for me personally. Have to check it again after seeing this thread. I am more worried about bandwith speed issues than DNS server. :)

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 04:10 PM

When I got my new WISP ISP

I had one DNS sever pointing to ATT's DNS sever
the other one is Google pubic DNS 8.8.8.8---Secondary DNS

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