Google Public DNS

Google recently announced their public DNS servers. The server IP’s are pretty easy to remember too (8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4).. The steps required to use these servers on a win 7 OS are described below:

1. Open up “Network connections” from the control panel

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2. Right Click and select “Properties”.. Highlight IP Version 4:

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3. Click on the “Properties” button. Click on “Use the following DNS server addresses” and enter the IP addresses provided by google in the space provided.

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Increasing browser responsiveness by tweaking DNS resolution time is in fact one of Google’s main focus areas in the Chrome browser. Take a look at this article (and the informative videos) to learn more.

So, it makes sense that Google would want more people to use its DNS servers(preferably while using Chrome!). I have no problems with that – I am all for a better, faster Internet.

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