Replace OpenDNS with Google Public DNS

I have been using OpenDNS to browse faster, safer, and fix DNS errors. But now Google Public DNS is a new challenger which is encourging web users to use their settings on Networks to speed up your browsing experience and get improved security.

Google Public DNS is a free, global Domain Name System (DNS) resolution service, that you can use as an alternative to your current DNS provider. Since a faster and safer DNS infrastructure could significantly improve the web browsing experience, Google Public DNS promises to do just that.

Get started with Google Public DNS
Read the configuration instructions and then configure your network settings to use the IP addresses and as your DNS servers. Remember after that your client programs will perform all DNS lookups using Google Public DNS. For once .. no Google account needed.

Quick Start on Windows Vista
Go the Control Panel > Click Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Manage network connections > Right-click Local Area Connection / Wireless Network Connection > Click Properties > Select Networking tab > Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) > Click Properties > Replace Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS server with Google DNS servers: and > OK.


So which is better – OpenDNS or Google Public DNS? Both are really good and only time will tell. The best part is that short Google IP addresses are really much easier to remember than OpenDNS.  I switched and its working lightening fast as of now. Another ace by Google to speed up the web. And if you are still using the DNS settings of your ISP, try out these DNS services and feel the difference … and secure your browsing.

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About the Author: P Chandra is editor of QOT, one of India's earliest tech bloggers since 2004. A tech enthusiast with expertise in coding, WordPress, web tools, SEO and DIY hacks.