Saturday, August 16, 2008

Smart Bro | DNS setting | DNS Server IP | DNS Secondary

Here is a simple internet connection tip that may make your connection faster, and browsing more reliable, this guide will show you how to change your DNS setting on your router or your computer on Windows or Linux, using the Open DNS server IP as your DNS primary or DNS secondary, if your asking how can changing a DNS setting and by using Open DNS Server IP make your connection faster and browsing more reliable the reason is OpenDNS's server are simply closer to where you are at least if your in Europe or US, takes less hops to reach and resolve domain faster, if your using Smart Bro it also benefit you because Smart's DNS is just plain slow.

if you run into problems follow the Network Troubleshooting Guide

Steps to change the DNS setting on your ROUTER using OpenDNS DNS server IP

Step 1 - Log into your router
Step 2 - Look for the part "Static DNS"
Step 3 - Type the following IP Address into the DNS Primary and DNS Secondary field 208.67.222.222 | 208.67.220.220.
Step 4 - Save
Step 5 - To check disconnect from the router and reconnect, once your connected type the command "ipconfig /all" on Windows and on Linux use this command "cat /etc/resolv.conf" check your DNS server line on Windows, and on Linux "nameserver" line the entries should be the 2 IP addresses above.

if you run into problems follow the Network Troubleshooting Guide

Steps to manually set the DNS setting on your computer

Step 1 -
On Windows XP Goto Control Panel > Network Connection > Right click on the interface > Select TCP IP > Click on Properties > Use Manually Enter IP > just use the IP your currently using use "ipconfig /all" to check, then enter the DNS server IP on the DNS primary and DNS secondary field.

On Windows Vista Goto Control Panel > Network Connection > Right click on the interface > then click on manage network > Select TCP IP > Click on Properties > Use Manually Enter IP > just use the IP your currently using use "ipconfig /all" to check, then enter the DNS server IP on the DNS primary and DNS secondary field.

On Linux issue the following command

echo "nameserver 208.67.222.222" > /etc/resolv.conf
echo "nameserver 208.67.220.220" >> /etc/resolv.conf

After changing teh DNS setting and DNS server IP try pinging google using the ping command
ping google.com

You should get an echo reply if you did it correctly, if you run into problems follow the Network Troubleshooting Guide

Thats it, visit www.opendns.com for more info on OpenDNS service.

Computer and Network problem | Windows | How to below:
Network Security System | IDS | IPS | Howto on Linux

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

THANKS A LOT!

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jeffperezCHANNEL HD said...

pa help naman po sa cdr-king router and smartbro

jeffperezCHANNEL HD said...

pa help po sa cdr-king router and smartbro...dati working po sya with automatic pero ngaun hindi na

jeff said...

THANKS A LOT!!!!!!!!!! IT REALLY WORKS

jeff said...

thanks a lot!!! it really works...

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