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Saturday, July 17th 2010 / Blog

Google's public DNS servers

A few weeks ago we were having internet problems at work, I'd done a fresh install of Windows 7 just a week before and Google Chrome kept timing out while trying to find websites.

I checked Chrome's help and found a link to a post about using DNS servers that Google operate themselves. These DNS servers are designed for public use, and are intended to be used by those suffering DNS problems when their ISPs DNS servers are not working correctly.

These DNS servers have the addersses and (yes, those are really the IP addresses). You can either set them on your internet connection (Control Panel -> Networking -> (Change adapter settings) ->Right click network connection -> Properties -> TCP/IPv4 -> Preferred DNS Server), or you can set your router to use them (the method I prefer).

I set my router to use Google's DNS servers rather than my ISPs and have noticed a significant speed up when accessing websites, especially at work.

The following link will take you to the page on Google's site that explains how to use the DNS servers:


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