Updated: Oct 19, 2022
In general you internet uses the DNS which is provided by your ISP's but there is a huge chance theta its not optimized well to give you the best possible speed you may get.
So today in this article we will try to learn 'how to find the best DNS to boost your internet speed'.
So as you already knows that google or cloudflare are few of the popular DNS which are available freely to use and they are providing good service as well . But do you know whether it's good for you or not ? Let's find out.
You can also try below trusted DNS,
Cisco OpenDNS: 208.67. 222.222 and 208.67. 220.220;
Cloudflare 1.1. 1.1: 1.1. 1.1 and 1.0. 0.1;
Google Public DNS: 8.8. 8.8 and 8.8. 4.4; and.
To configure above IPs as a DNS server you can just click on network and adapter settings by right clicking on your network or internet icon below at task bar.
Once you are in the settings window select change adapter options.
Then select IPV4 from the option and select properties. Then change the IP address on below 2 fields marked in red.
Now let's understand what is DNS ?
The DNS or Domain Name System basically translates the website address (e.g. www. google. com) which we write on address bar of our favorite browser to an IP address of that website's actual main server. This server actually serves your request and replies with the proper response of your queries.
So once you hit enter on your browser with URL on address bar your browser sends the request to DNS server. DNS server internally maintains a list with a mapping between website address and their IP address of actual servers.
So DNS server sends your request to that IP on your behalf. It means all the request and response you send and receives from website routes via DNS server.
So overall speed of your DNS server is required to have a better request and response for your overall internet speed.
How to test DNS speed?
Now as you understand what DNS is let's find out how to test DNS speed? There are few tools available for free to configure on your system which will help you to get the best DNS for your internet which can provide the fastest internet speed. But today we will work on one of the best and easy to use DNS tool which helped me as well to get the best DNS possible for my home network.
DNS Jumper is very easy to use tool with very attractive features once you start using it you will become to know about it.
It can scan the fastest DNS and gives you the option as well to apply the same settings in your system. Even you can flush your current DNS by just clicking on one of the buttons (Flush DNS).
How to use DNS Jumper
First, select your network adapter from the dropdown list. To know your network adapter, go to your Start Menu search bar, input view network status and select the Best Match. Select Change adapter settings from the left column.
One of the network adapters will have the name of your current connection underneath the adapter type. Wi-Fi connections will also display a reception bar. Note the name and select the corresponding hardware on the DNS Jumper dropdown list.
Once you have the name note it down and then go to DNS Jumper and select it from drop down and click on Fastest DNS.
A new window will open, It will have the available DNS speed tests. Keep each selection checked, then hit Start DNS Test. It will take only few minutes to finish the testing. When it completes, You will get the best DNS available for you to use. Now you can use DNS Jumper to update the DNS settings for your connection automatically.
You can also use NameBench and the GRC DNS Benchmark tools to get more advanced options to get best DNS for you.