iPhone GuizmoDNS nice 3G speeds

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by HankHowdy, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

    HankHowdy

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    Nice tweak. I've never seen verizon 3G this fast on my phone and I check it a lot.
     
  2. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    Wow you get 2.5 mbs on Verizon 3G? I get around 7 on AT&T. Interesting. Is that an actual tweak or are you just changing the DNS servers in the wifi settings page? Where did you find that tweak?
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    http://modmyi.com/cydia/com.guizmo.dns

    It's a paid app. Just bought it.
     
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  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yeah, I agree. Just been testing out a few servers (Google, OpenDNS and local). So far, Google seems fastest.

    I can't really do any outside tests yet though as I'm on an Airave (femtocell) at home. But it has improved my 3G speeds (at home on the Airave) from about 1.5mbs to close to 2mbs.

    It's not like a warp speed increase, but definitely worth $2.

    Someone else here mentioned they had an issue with SMS/MMS so that's something I'll be testing later.
     
  6. Samanosuke macrumors 6502

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    Google is the best dns.

    No issues with mms/SMS here
     
  7. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    I dont understand what the point of this tweak is. Why dont you just enter the google DNS or OpenDNS sever ip addresses in the wifi pane inside the settings app?

    Edit: Never mind, just realized this is mainly for cellular DNS since you can't change that. You can only change the wifi DNS. My bad. I'm an idiot lol
     
  8. HankHowdy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Where are you located? I seem to have better results with opendns. I'm in SoCal.
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    LOL! No worries.

    One of the posts I read about this states to set a static IP address for WiFi. Haven't tested that part yet, but this is not feasible for me as none of the WiFi networks I frequent have the same IP range.

    192.168.1.x on one, 192.168.0.x on another and so on. Setting on static IP would result in no network access on another network. Or do I have that wrong?

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    I'm in Phoenix, AZ.

    Google has me right around 1.85mbs, Cox (my local provider) has me around 1.56 and OpenDNS has me around 1.13. All of this based off my Airave as I can't test unless I walk a street over to pick up an actual cell tower. Not right now in 100+ degree weather. :D

    I can use the Decrypt setting which would put me on OpenDNS (after setting Google servers) and that does not seem to have much impact, but it doesn't really matter to me. I'm not Edward Snowden hiding stuff…
     
  10. macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

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    This makes no sense if you understand what DNS is and how it works.

    It might decrease the time it takes to resolve the ip address but has no bearing on how fast content loads from the remote server (speed tests are not at all relevant to these changes).
     
  11. HankHowdy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Then I can't explain why my speeds are faster. Perhaps because I'm using a browser based speedtest? I really don't know.
     
  12. macsrcool1234 macrumors 65816

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    There are many variables in a speed test. DNS isn't one of them.
     
  13. HankHowdy thread starter macrumors 68040

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    What do you suppose is happening?
     
  14. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    This is exactly right. DNS simply converts the "words" like www.google.com into a numeric IP address like 53.99.14.18. But typically, the device you are using keeps a history of the conversions. That's why if you have network connectivity issues one tip to try is to flush your DNS which wipes this history of conversions. The DNS server simply tells your Internet where to go in order for it to load the website's data. But it doesn't actually make it load any faster.

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    Im not exactly sure what you mean. Regardless, you might need to add the DNS servers for each individual wifi network. I actually don't know. Next time I am on a different wifi ill check. I just use my Comcast DNS. I find it works better than google and OpenDNS by far. But that's just my experience. It's different for everyone because of your current location. I don't live too far from the Comcast DNS servers. I do however live really far from the OpenDNS and google DNS servers. That plays a role into how quickly your device can resolve a website's IP address.
     

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