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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; Originally Posted by dog-man Why was there an obvious difference in speed when I eventually changed both, rather than just ...

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

      Quote Originally Posted by dog-man View Post
      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!
      Well - have you taken the DNS settings off the PC now? I think you'll find that if you remove the settings from your PC everything will be just as fast.

      My point is that you don't need to have the settings in the PC anymore as they are in the router.
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      Re: How to bypass Sky's awful DNS servers!

      I don't have the option of removing the server settings from my pc and selecting auto select as that option is not available within my setup as my computer has a specific IP on my home network.


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

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      Just because your PC has a fixed address does not mean you have to have the server option filled in. Just delete the addresses there and it will still work. I don't think it makes much difference either way.

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

      Quote Originally Posted by dog-man View Post
      I don't have the option of removing the server settings from my pc and selecting auto select as that option is not available within my setup as my computer has a specific IP on my home network.


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      In addition to what ISITME said, you can also make the router allocate you a specific IP address everytime you log in so you don't need to have a manually entered IP address on your computer.

      On the router, it's under LAN IP Setup - Address Reservation.

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

      Can some one explain in basic terms what dns does and if its worth changing.

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

      I will delete it then and see if there is any difference!

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

      I am moving to sky shortly, if i get the new router will i have no choice but to use the DNS settings that are already in the router or can they be changed to open DNS's settings if required?

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

      Ok managed to change mine on pc do i have to reboot pc or just close down int explorer?

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

      DNS - Domain Name System

      This is a system that converts IP addresses (understood by a computer) into a readable phrase which is understood by us 'the humans!!'

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      SkyUser - The Unofficial Help and Support Forum for everything Sky! is understood by you... but to the computer it reads it as 77.240.11.57

      Therefore a DNS makes it readable for you!! If you want to find the IP of a website just goto cmd and type ping www.website.com and there you will have it.

      By the way, I just added this new dns to my system and its excellent!! thanks

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

      Do you have to reboot or anything after changing numbers in pc????

     

     
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