OpenDNS has made my iPad web browsing twice as fast

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Matth3w, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Matth3w

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    There's no real solid way to tell on the iPad but it's just a gut reaction. Speedtest will not show an increase most likely because it's not download speeds that are generally improved. I signed up for free, set up within minutes, and changed my dns server to theirs instead of my isp's, and I can tell a difference on any computer connected to my router at home.

    Perhaps I just noticed a difference because my dns my ISP uses is just THAT bad, but it's worth a try.

    OpenDNS | Internet Navigation And Security
     
  2. Dr.Gee

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    Odns is good for security as well:)
     
  3. NumbLock

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    Im pretty sure i could find it on my PC, but how do you change the DNS server in the iPad? Or is there some router thing that you need to change?
     
  4. Matth3w

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    I changed it on my wireless router. You have to sign up for an account, it's free. Then they will walk you through it. Basically you change the DNS and backup DNS server to their IP instead of "get from ISP automatically". Also, if you have a dynamic IP you need to install a small piece of software on your computer that hosts the internet connection so that it keeps your account updated with the new IP each time it switches.
     
  5. Vonbonds

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    I just changed my FIOS router to opendns, let's see if it helps. Thanks for the tip!
     
  6. stever

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    Come back, and let us know!
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  7. Ultrimate

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    Sounds like an ad, I'm not paying extra for a dns, it's bad snuff I pay so much for my dsl..

    In 10 years from now all high speed will be free, like hotspots are becoming more free..
     
  8. Matth3w

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    Did you even read the thread?
     
  9. andsoitgoes

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    apparently not.

    And free high speed in 10 years? I doubt that. It's a nice thought, but I know my high speed internet rates haven't done anything but go up in the last 10 years. The best case is that home internet will be cheaper for any areas other than those highly populated localles (NYC, LA, etc.) and MAYBE it might be free in the high population locations, but "free for everyone" is much longer away than that.

    Hell, there are homes that don't even have cell service/high-speed access.

    What a dream.

    Anyway, OT: Thanks OP, I might have to check that out. I'm pretty lazy and the browsing is *sufficient* for me, however faster = always better ;)
     
  10. pallentx

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    I did this a while back on my home router and noticed a slight difference on all the pcs in the house. Now that I think about it, the iPad does seem to resolve faster when I'm at home than on public hotspots. I just figured it was because I had a better connection, but this could have something to do with it.

    BTW, for those that missed it OpenDNS is free.

    As for free broadband, I seem to be seeing the opposite. Everywhere I go now wifi is locked up and a paid service. The days of free hotspots are pretty much gone around where I live and where I have traveled. On our recent trip to CO, the only place I could get any kind of internet was at our hotel. Other hotels, restaurants, etc were all locked down and there was no data service available through ATT anywhere we went. I would occaisionally get an edge signal, but it was generally so slow it was worthless.
     

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