OpenDNS For A Brighter Tomorrow

Well, another weekend is upon us once again. And I face yet another weekend of wondering if my ISP’s DNS servers are going to fall flat on their face. It’s a pain, but what can I possibly do about it?

Chris Pirillo writes:

Open yourself to OpenDNS. They have configuration pages for your OS or hardware router. Both Scott Beale (LaughingSquid) and I have seen dramatic differences in speed since going through their DNS servers….

Oh wow, was he ever right. Finally, I can stop leaching off of a my emergency DNS server list and actually use something that is reportedly faster! And of course the only part of the previous statement most of you probably care about is whether or not it actually is faster. The short answer is yes.

OpenDNS is much faster than what I have been getting with my ISP, however people need to understand what they are looking for in the first place. For instance, if you are trying to connect to a poor server that is way overloaded, it is not going to help. Not to mention that there will be a number of websites in which you may see no difference at all. However I will tell you that for blogs and sites like MySpace, it makes a very noticeable speed difference.

So whats’ it going to be? Feel like taking the DNS challenge? All I ask is that you understand that this is a great alternative to ISP DNS servers and not some magic tool to make your connection faster. That said, it does offer some nice anti-phishing capabilities that almost feel like magic to the untrained eye…


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  • Bryan Miller

    they’re going just push more people to use other texting apps that just use data

    • Daniel Winks

      Except they are charging more and more for data plans too.

      • Paul Marshall

        Not for those grandfathered with unlimited data.

  • Anonymous

    I got an iPa d 2 32-GB for $21.68 and my girlfriend loves her Pana sonic Lumiix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 657 which only cost me $ 62.81 . Here is the site we use to get it al from,

  • Anonymous

    I just p a i d $21.87 for an i P a d 2-64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasonîc Lumîx GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS.I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
    Here is the website we use to get it all from,