up your Internet with OpenDNS
I discovered a
fantastic way to speed up your internet access. There are
many on the Ubuntu forums that have complained about slow internet access
(myself included). It was driving me crazy. I
disabled ipv6 and that did not work. Worse was that Windows XP was not
having the same slowdown. I was almost furious. I then was
reading the Ubuntu forums and there were members that tried using openDNS and
reporting big speed boosts. I figured what the heck, I have
nothing to lose. I tried and I am a believer. I
have laid out a simple procedure to enable openDNS on your machine using either a
router or directly in Ubuntu. This will also work in Windows
Go to http://www.opendns.com
Use their DNS nameservers listed below.
Nameserver 1: 22.214.171.124
Nameserver 2: 126.96.36.199
into your router by typing
192.168.1.1 (my Linksys router for example) and put these
nameservers in your router in the area where it read Static DNS1 and
Static DNS2. After you enter the number click on Save
You will need to reboot your PC. When you come back
online you are off to the races. Websites will pop up with speed you
not think your connection had.
If you don't use a router (which you should), then go to
System--->Administration--->Network and then select the
DNS tab. Write
down your old DNS numbers for your records. Click
add and then use the ones I have listed above
Reboot your PC and you are going to be amazed. To test if you are
hooked up to
openDNS go to the following link:
The webpage will let you know if you are hooked up correctly.
I hope this helps. It sure helped me.