DNS config

Ever get DNS errors in your browser of choice? Or “site failed to load” messages?

They’re often caused by flaky little DNS servers owned by your local ISP being overrun by domain name lookups. The workaround is to set your router’s DNS lookup servers yourself.

Open your router firmware interface (typically 192.168.1.1) & go through the options til you find the Primary & Secondary DNS inputs. The 2 most powerful DNS systems are run by OpenDNS with 208.67.222.222 or 208.67.220.220 & Google with 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4 – I recommend using one from either provider. This simple config will give you faster, more reliable Web surfing.