Should I use ISP DNS or public DNS?

Should I use ISP DNS or public DNS?

If your ISPs DNS host is crummy, it probably has better performance. Many times DNS makes a big performance difference in browsing the web. I prefer using a local caching DNS server, and then google or my ISPs dns servers. The ISP DNS server should be closer, so less latency.

Should I use Google DNS or OpenDNS?

This means OpenDNS is faster on our system than google DNS. If we use OpenDNS, we will enjoy faster domain name resolution speeds. However, as we discussed, this might not be the same for you. So remember to run this test on your system to check which one is actually faster for you.

How can I tell if my ISP is blocking DNS?

The best way to tell if your ISP will not allow the use of third-party DNS providers is to ask them, but there are other ways you can determine this from your home. A simple test is to go to and check whether you’re able to connect the OpenDNS servers with the Standard test.

Why you shouldn’t use OpenDNS?

Cons: privacy: the external DNS filtering service gets to know which web sites you tried to access. tampering: this kind of filtering only works as long as the user can’t use another name server or manage their /etc/hosts entries.

Is ISP DNS safe?

It’s just a more secure protocol, and everyone should use it. However, even if you enable DoH in your browser, it’s up to the DNS provider to implement it. Most home network connections are configured by default to use the ISP’s DNS servers, which probably don’t support DoH.

Will OpenDNS slow down my internet?

The Live Parental Controls feature and OpenDNS will not have any effect on your connection speed or download/upload rates. Those are still governed by your ISP.

How do I unblock my ISP?

That said, here are our 10 tips to help you bypass ISP blocking of websites on Windows 10:

  1. Make use of a VPN.
  2. Switch to a public DNS.
  3. Use IPs, not URLs.
  4. Use proxy websites.
  5. Use proxy browser extensions.
  6. Utilize the Google Translate service.
  7. Try Short URLs.
  8. Use HTTPS.

Do I have to use my ISP DNS?

Which DNS service is fastest?

Cloudflare: 1.1. Cloudflare built 1.1. 1.1 to be the “internet’s fastest DNS directory,” and will never log your IP address, never sell your data, and never use your data to target ads.

Is OpenDNS faster than local ISP DNS?

As you can see, the DNS server of the local ISP (Airtel) was slightly faster than OpenDNS in resolving the IP address of – something good to know but the difference is insignificant and there are plenty of good reasons to continue using OpenDNS. Update: You can execute all these commands in a batch file for more accurate results.

How to check how fast is your ISP’s DNS server?

How Fast Is Your ISP’s DNS Server; Compare with Speed of OpenDNS 1 Step 1: Open Command Prompt (Start -> Run, Type cmd and press Enter). 2 Step 2: Type prompt $t – That changes the DOS prompt to the current time, we will need this to calculate the time it… More

Should I set the DNS servers on the router or server?

Setting the DNS servers on the router or direct makes no difference to the the machines, but moving it back to the router will result in less DNS traffic externally. The router will cache DNS requests from all machines and will respond to new requests from its cache instead of the individual machine having to query the DNS itself.

How much does OpenDNS prosumer cost?

OpenDNS Prosumer is $20/year, so same billing as OpenDNS Home VIP. Prosumer only protects Macs and PC’s, so since I use all desktops at the moment (except for my super-old PowerBook G4 for hobbyist stuff), no sense in the extra cost for Prosumer. I’d either stick with free or Home VIP if I wanted those perks.