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    I found that my router static DNS was set to 192.168.1.106 which was a local address. No secondary DNS was set. So I added 208.67.222.222 static 1 and 208.67.220.220 static 2. These are open DNS numbers.

    Wonder if this had any thing to do with the hesitation I was having in the browser? Do I have to reboot my router for these new DNS numbers to be used?

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    I don't see how changing to OpenDNS would have anything to do with the hesitation you were having with Safari. And yes, you should reboot your router whenever you make a DNS change. Did you also make the DNS changes in System Preferences, Network, Advanced, DNS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    I don't see how changing to OpenDNS would have anything to do with the hesitation you were having with Safari. And yes, you should reboot your router whenever you make a DNS change. Did you also make the DNS changes in System Preferences, Network, Advanced, DNS?
    Yes I made the DNS change yesterday on the mac. Not sure if the change to open DNS would have any affect. I just read that sometimes the DNS provided by ISP's did not always work well and Open DNS was somtimes faster.

    Does a wins server address need to be included on the router and the mac?

    Thanks chscag

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    A lot of times the DNS provided by the ISP can be a bit draggy. Going to Open DNS or Google DNS can make a lot of difference for some users. Do you see any improvement at all?

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    Does a wins server address need to be included on the router and the mac?
    No, you don't need to address that unless you were accessing a Windows server such as 2003, 2007, etc. Leave it blank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    A lot of times the DNS provided by the ISP can be a bit draggy. Going to Open DNS or Google DNS can make a lot of difference for some users. Do you see any improvement at all?
    Yes I think it did make a difference. When I saw that the router dns was set incorrectly thought that might be something that would help with the speed if I changed the settings. I just keep messing with things to try and make them better. I guess with wireless there is a limit to the speed that can be reached.

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