Wifi slowness due to google dns servers?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by sgiles1, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. sgiles1 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Ever since I got the iphone 5 I have had dreadful wifi speeds at home, but only when downloading from the App Store. The Speedtest app always showed fast results, however. Last night I noticed that my router was using googles DNS servers (8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4) which is a change I made a year ago without any issues. I then went back to using my default ISP DNS settings and I now have great speeds when downloading from the App store. I don't want to get into conspiracy issues, but others with this problem may want to see if this helps.
     
  2. chenks macrumors 6502a

    chenks

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    UK
    #2
    using DNS services like Google or OpenDNS can often result in spurious slow-ness. OpenDNS even openly state that you might get poor results in some instance when using their service.

    unless there is a specific need for using them I would always stick to your ISP supplied DNS.
     

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