Changing your current DNS settings to the OpenDNS servers is a safe, reversible, and beneficial configuration adjustment that will not harm your computer or your network.
You can print out this page and write down your previous DNS settings if desired.
What does changing your DNS do?
DNS servers translate human-friendly domain names to machine-friendly IP addresses. You’re probably using a DNS server supplied by your ISP, one whose quality is unknown. Switching to a third-party DNS service can both speed your internet activity and protect against tricky DNS-based attacks.
What does changing the DNS to 8.8 8.8 do?
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- Ensures the DNS is being resolved correctly. As you probably know, the default DNS on router is your ISP’s DNS.
- Faster resolve speed. Google DNS resolves hostnames faster that many DNS servers that belong to ISPs.
Does changing DNS server increase speed?
Changing your DNS servers can speed up the amount of time it takes to resolve a domain name, but it’s not going to speed up your overall internet connection. For example, you will not see an improvement in your average download speeds for streaming content or downloading large files.
Should I change my DNS on my router?
The good news is it’s not difficult to change your DNS settings, though you need to do it for every device for every network you connect to. Log into your router’s settings through your browser (the setup documentation or a quick web search should give you the address), then find the DNS settings.