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the ones my Netgear router uses are worthless pages time out, downloads are barely over 70KB/s and uploads are barely over 0.2KB/s. im paying for 8Mbps down and 1Mbps up so should be nearly 1MB/s down and 120KB/s upload. the one from google

8.8.8.8
8.8.4.4

is pretty useless too
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post #2 of 11
I have no experience with Google's public DNS, but I've used OpenDNS for years and it's always worked great.

Ultimately though, transfer speeds have little to do with DNS, I'd wager your problem lies elsewhere.
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Same with openDNS here. Never had any problems. But also, as shub says, download/upload speeds shouldn't be affected by your DNS servers. All they do is convert IP addresses to web addresses (put simply).
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Originally Posted by Shub;12755381 
I have no experience with Google's public DNS, but I've used OpenDNS for years and it's always worked great.

Ultimately though, transfer speeds have little to do with DNS, I'd wager your problem lies elsewhere.

does that mean the router is the issue? when i run straight from the modem i pull 989KB/s down and 129KB/s upload
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Run this to see what the fastest ones near you are: http://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm
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post #6 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by philhalo66;12755428 
does that mean the router is the issue? when i run straight from the modem i pull 989KB/s down and 129KB/s upload

Something is clearly wrong on your end, not the DNS server smile.gif And yes, it could very well be the router.
Are you connecting to the router over wireless or wired?
post #7 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shub;12755454 
Something is clearly wrong on your end, not the DNS server smile.gif And yes, it could very well be the router.
Are you connecting to the router over wireless or wired?

i accidentally ripped the antenna off the router so im wired. the router is very old WGR614v5.
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post #8 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IEATFISH;12755436 
Run this to see what the fastest ones near you are: http://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm

running it now apparently my default DNS has a 405 second response time
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post #9 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by philhalo66;12755428 
does that mean the router is the issue? when i run straight from the modem i pull 989KB/s down and 129KB/s upload

That means the router is the issue.

First try factory reset and configure it up again. Just the barest bones configuration to get it going. If it's still acting up, take it out back and shoot it.
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post #10 of 11
DNS won't affect transfer speed.
If you want to see how quickly you can pull records do the following in command prompt:
Quote:
nslookup
set debug
google.com
Right when you hit enter it will light up your console with records.

The only purpose of DNS is to resolve human-readable names into IP addresses.
Once you receive this association you really have no use for DNS within the connection itself.
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