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Faster look up. I notice a big difference between my ISP's and OpenDNS. I have Google as my primary and OpenDNS as my secondary.
    
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Thanks for the feedback. I never really considered using an alternate DNS, but things left untouched make my brain itch. I'll probably use Google's just because I can remember the address so easily.

Smart move on their part.
    
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comcast and some other isps forward unknown addresses to their search engine
ex. http://www.thisserverdoesntexitbecau...1234567890.com

google dns and most others do not
post #14 of 18
i set 8.8.8.8 / 8.8.4.4 (googles dns) on my personal computers
and i also set it on my router, as well as the routers i setup for other people
reason i do that is, comcast etc makes money when you type a single word into the URL bar, redirects you to a yahoo search with comcast branding all over it... yay for making money in lame ways
i've also heard that's illegal... but whatever
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There was a difference for me, 70ping in games with my ISP's DNS, and with googles around 60, so a nice 10ping decrease
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I use OpenDNS
I just set my router's DNS primary and secondary to them,great ping and other benefits as well.
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There was a difference for me, 70ping in games with my ISP's DNS, and with googles around 60, so a nice 10ping decrease
Uhhh no.
    
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There was a difference for me, 70ping in games with my ISP's DNS, and with googles around 60, so a nice 10ping decrease
Yeah, no.

DNS would only be useful in the first >1 sec upon initial lookup of the IP of a host using a domain name. After that your machine has cached the name->IP association and it is no longer going to poll the DNS server for resolution regarding this name (for a certain period of time).

If you're simply using the in-game browser, all of your results are only obtained through IP anyway, making DNS completely irrelevant.
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