Google Public DNS

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Shadylane315, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Shadylane315 macrumors regular

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    I had a few questions about Google Public DNS. I'm looking to speed up the browsing on my internet. Here are my questions:

    What is the difference between adding google public dns on an OS level or a ROUTER level.

    I'm currently on a mac using a Time Capsule. What are the best instructions to follow for setting up a google public dns. Any tips or tricks I should know about?


    Thanks!
     
  2. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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  3. Shadylane315 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I understand that, but maybe I should be more specific.

    If I do it on an OS level it should only affect my computer...correct?

    If I do it on a router level then it should affect every computer that connects to the router?

    Sorry for such newb questions
     
  4. cookiesnfooty macrumors 6502

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    Your assessment is correct, a router level change is more efficient.
     
  5. jer04 macrumors regular

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    Just a heads up, I used google DNS before and it slowed down my iTunes downloads a lot. (And some download sites) if it does this to you as well, you might wanna try other public dns like open dns etc. instead of google.
     
  6. Quotenfrau macrumors 6502

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    I don't recommend Google public DNS because of privacy. Google logs every request and saves it forever.
     

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