Secure and faster internet with automatic DNS server change
Nowadays, the speeds of fixed Internet have increased dramatically. This does not mean that there is no room for improvement in page navigation, as the DNS servers assigned by the ISP may not always be the ideal choice and there may be delays. In the guide we will see the best method to have even safer and faster Internet with automatic DNS change. Ask your web hosting provider if you have any questions.
What DNS Servers are and what they mean
The “Domain Name System” (DNS Protocol) and the corresponding DNS Server is one of the most important parts of the operation of the Internet.
These are servers that translate IP addresses, such as http://188.8.131.52 and http://184.108.40.206, into real-world addresses, such as google.com and facebook.com, respectively.
If there were no DNS server, there would be virtually no domains and we would have to type in the IP addresses to access any page.
How DNS servers contribute to fast Internet
Every time we request to visit a site, such as PCsteps, our computer must know to which server it will connect us, so that it can load the website.
This inevitably slows down websites. Each individual DNS search takes an average of 32 milliseconds (ms).
This is where a dedicated server called DNS Resolver comes into play. Its role is to speed up DNS searches, to have faster navigation.
The DNS Resolver is essentially an intermediary that plays a key role. It basically acts as a link between our computer and the general operation of DNS servers on the Internet.
This is usually done by the ISP, which has its own DNS Resolver. However, they do not always offer the fastest and most secure DNS, with all that entails.
In this case, we can have significantly faster Internet in terms of navigation simply by choosing better DNS. Even if they are not local but remote.
Theoretically, if a DNS server is too far away from us, then browsing speeds might be affected. However, the reality of the internet is more complicated than simple distance calculations suggest.
Nowadays, advanced DNS resolvers located in the US and Australia, such as e.g. those of Cloudflare, Google, OpenDNS, etc., are consistently ranked as the fastest DNS servers in the world.
Selecting the fastest DNS
So, in order to have faster navigation, it is not enough just to find out which are the fastest DNS, as we will have to start using them.
For this purpose we will use the free DNS Jumper tool that greatly simplifies DNS change.
It controls which are the fastest DNS and allows with one click their automatic import, so that at any time we have faster Internet from wherever we connect.
Automatic selection of the most secure DNS
DNS Jumper has three default DNS lists that allow us to use them as appropriate.
For example, we may want to improve the security of our navigation by selecting the list of secure DNS.
In addition, if we have young children who have access to the internet, we can designate DNS experts who are ideal for protecting children from inappropriate sites, including pornographic sites.
In these cases we just have to right-click on the application icon at the bottom right of the taskbar. Then, we select a secure DNS server from the lists suggested by the program.
Change DNS on the router
By centralizing the DNS change, any device connected through the router will have faster Internet. As long as the router allows us to set its DNS.
Naturally, each router has a different Web Interface. Therefore, if we can not find anything related to the above image, we should consult the router instruction manual.
If we have the free router provided by the provider, it is very likely that there is no relevant option at all.
In any case, we do not lose anything to enter the router management to control it. Usually we need to enter the address http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1 in the address bar of the browser.
It will then ask us for a username and password to log in to the router administrator.
You had faster internet by changing the DNS?
As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, with the change of DNS we will have faster internet in terms of navigating and loading the pages. It will not affect the download of files or torrents.
But since it costs nothing, and we use some DNS anyway, why not use the best or safest ones?
If you have any questions, or want to share your opinion if in your own connection you had visibly faster Internet with the above methods, you can write us in the comments.