This blog is my attempt to share information with faculty, introducing new apps, websites, or other snippets of information that may be of use to faculty. I am also using it to keep track of projects I'm working on that might be good to reference in the future.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Open DNS/Google DNS

OpenDNS and GoogleDNS both provide services that may help speed up your internet service, on all your devices.  Both companies use advanced caching algorithms to help speed up their DNS service - which will allow your browser to get to your web site faster.  They also provide security benefits against phishing sites.  They are part of the Global Internet Speedup initiative.

All you need to do is change, or set, your DNS server IP address to either:
OpenDNS - 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220
GoogleDNS - 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4



Update Note 3/24:  For on-campus to find certain server you will need to leave the default DNS server we have on campus so you can find everything....but for home use these should be good options.
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