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Monday, November 29, 2010

Speed Test vs Comcast Speed Test and HOW TO: Add Google DNS Servers on a Mac





One of these things is different than the other.

I just changed my DNS server to Google and got astonishingly faster results on SpeedTest.net:





HOT TO: Add Google DNS Servers on a Mac:
1. Go to System Preferences -> Network -> click “Advanced”

2. Click the “DNS” tab and then the ” + ”

3. Paste or type in 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4.
Note: I also left the existing Comcast DNS in there as the last option.

More:

Using Google Public DNS.
Important: Before You Start:

Before you change your DNS settings to use Google Public DNS, be sure to write down the current server addresses or settings on a piece of paper. It is very important that you keep these numbers for backup purposes, in case you need to revert to them at any time.
How's your speed?

2 comments:

  1. Hmm, something seems a little fishy.

    Which one should you believe?

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  2. Comcast would have looked like the kind of company who cared about the customer by the process. The rise of new technologies over the past decade have created many great new options for getting entertainment and information without having to leave home.

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