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    How to bypass Sky's awful DNS servers!

    This is a discussion on How to bypass Sky's awful DNS servers! within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I initially only made the change on my PC. It seemed to make no difference at all. I then after ...

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      Re: How to bypass Sky's awful DNS servers!

      I initially only made the change on my PC. It seemed to make no difference at all.

      I then after half a day, also made the changes in my router and web page surfing speed increased noticeably!


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      Re: How to bypass Sky's awful DNS servers!

      Do one or the other - if you have it set on the router take it off the PC.
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      Re: How to bypass Sky's awful DNS servers!

      Why?

      By the way..... This morning surfing has slowed back down to what was usual for easynet servers.

      Hopefully this is temporary.

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      Re: How to bypass Sky's awful DNS servers!

      I thought you only needed to change them on your PC only, that is what I have done anyway.

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      Re: How to bypass Sky's awful DNS servers!

      Folks - you only have to change it in one place - either choose the router or choose the PC. There is no point doing it in both because anything you put into the PC settings will bypass the routers default.

      Putting it into the router is probably the quicker of the two simply because there is no conflicting DNS to negotiate before going out to the WAN. But we're going to be talking milliseconds.

      If you have more than one PC, or you regularly have friends over with laptops etc, then make the change on the router as it will save you going on to each machine and typing in the OpenDNS settings.
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      Re: How to bypass Sky's awful DNS servers!

      Why was there an obvious difference in speed when I eventually changed both, rather than just leaving it at changing the settings on my PC?

      I am curious to know rather than disagreeing with you!

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      Re: How to bypass Sky's awful DNS servers!

      Quote Originally Posted by Alan b View Post
      I thought you only needed to change them on your PC only, that is what I have done anyway.

      If you change it on the router then change the settings on your PC's to "obtain server DNS automatically" your whole network is protected (if you use site blocking,see below)

      The benefits are fast service but much more. Open DNS operates a huge database that can block all sorts of nasties WITHOUT any software on your PC.

      Phishing sites are automatically blocked and if you register you can set up porn site blocking and other stuff.

      You have your own web page to manage the settings.
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      Re: How to bypass Sky's awful DNS servers!

      If you are using the sky router (with sky firmware) I don't think you can change it in the router, so it has to be done on the PC.

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      Re: How to bypass Sky's awful DNS servers!

      Can't remember where but I am sure I have seen something about being able to do this with Telnet. A James67 post?

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      Re: How to bypass Sky's awful DNS servers!

      Or more precisely here.

      Obviously, that only works if you have a V1 router (white Netgear).

     

     
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