Find your fastest DNS server

There is a nice cross-platform open source tool to find out what the best DNS server is for your internet connection.

  1. Go to https://code.google.com/p/namebench/downloads/list
  2. Download the namebench tool
  3. Extract and start the tool
  4. Click on “Start Benchmark

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This benchmark takes some time. About +/- 15 minutes. Then you get the results in your browser:

DNS-Namebench1

DNS-Namebench2

201% faster name query performance!!! WOW!

When everything is setup you can check your DNS settings with a nice website: https://www.dnsleaktest.com/

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To find the best DNS server for you start the tool at different times during the day.

Happy resolving 🙂

Author: Thomas Faddegon

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