Speed up the Internet with OpenDNS

Posted by admin on Jul 9, 2009

OpenDNS is a replacement DNS server for your computer or router.  In a nutshell, DNS is the phone book for the Internet.  It translates an internet address (www.icscomputers.ca) into a routable IP address, which your computer then uses to navigate the Internet.  Each time you visit a new website, a DNS query is issued in the background, and you’re none the wiser.  Internet service providers supply DNS to all their customers, but these servers tend to be overpopulated.  Generally, the OpenDNS server is faster and more stable than the one provided by your ISP.

Change your current DNS settings to…

Each operating system and router is different, so it is difficult to put how-to instructions in the post. Sorry.