Nowadays, the Internet is being used by several people across the world. Hence, the traffic speed is a matter of concern. If you experience slow connectivity, it could be due to several factors such as DNS, provider problem and much more. However, you can achieve enhanced Internet speed by employing a simple DNS hack.
You can perform a wide range of actions to boost Internet speed in Microsoft Windows. You should not put blame on your service provider if the speed of your Internet connectivity is low. There could be several reasons. The main problem will be with the Domain Name System aka DNS.
DNS servers located across the world enables you to automatically convert domain names into IP addresses. When you type a domain name, the browser sends signals to DNS server, which will convert the URL into IP addresses. The DNS servers will only understand the format of IP address and not the real alphabetic domain name.
It is difficult to remember the IP addresses of all sites. Hence, there is an URL system for simplicity. The main purpose of the DNS is to convert the domain name into IP address.
An interesting point to note is that the DNS has its own internal network. For example, a specific DNS server will communicate with others till the domain name is properly resolved to an IP address.
If you existing Internet connectivity is slow, you should consider employing the alternative system. Be default, you Internet Service Provider (ISP) will provide you a DNS server. Nowadays, providers have employed strict quality control measures. Hence, there will not be any problem. In case if you face any issues with DNS servers, you can opt for alternate DNS servers.
You can either make use of OpenDNS or Google DNS to boost the speed of your Internet connectivity. If you are unaware, OpenDNS is a popular DNS service oriented for users who are experiencing feeble connectivity. You should follow the steps mentioned below to setup DNS servers properly.
- In Windows 10, right-click on the taskbar located on the bottom right-hand side.
- Select Open Network and Sharing Center option.
- Select Change adapter settings option.
- Right click on the Ethernet icon and select Properties.
- Double-click the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) option.
- Select Use the following DNS server addresses option and enter the following IP addresses.
- Preferred DNS server: 220.127.116.11
- Alternate DNS server: 18.104.22.168
- Preferred DNS server: 22.214.171.124
- Alternate DNS server: 126.96.36.199
After providing the above-mentioned IP addresses, you should right click on the LAN icon and disable the connectivity. After that, you should enable it again. Otherwise, the changes you have made will not take effect. The above hack will be useful in case if your provider has banned a site. You can bypass the setting and work with the site.
The above DNS servers will be useful in case if the default DNS provided by your service providers goes out of order. You should note that the above services are also liable for fault. Hence, you should constantly monitor the situation to find out the problematic segment.