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DNS

Post by Treloar » 21 Jun 2017, 20:18

Currently I use Internode' DNS, but I've been told I may get better ping in my games if I use Google' DNS.

What are people' experience for their DNS settings :?:

I assume because I was with Internode I had to use their DNS, do I or don't I :?:
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Post by kharis » 21 Jun 2017, 20:23

You can use whatever dns you want. If Google's routes better than nodes then you could be on a winner. Just chamge it in your router and test it out
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Post by Nacimota » 21 Jun 2017, 20:31

Treloar wrote:
21 Jun 2017, 20:18
but I've been told I may get better ping in my games if I use Google' DNS.
You were told wrong.
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Post by Sathias » 22 Jun 2017, 09:52

I use Google's DNS mainly because I have two internet connections, one Internode (ADSL backup) and the other not (Vivid Wireless 4G). So by using Google's DNS I know I can connect via either.
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Post by Treloar » 22 Jun 2017, 11:09

I've just been having a browse at https://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm and considerering to use that to test various DNS, alledgedly I don't have to change any of my settings - has anyone tried something like this before :?:
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Post by Otto-matic Reiffel » 22 Jun 2017, 11:30

I wouldn't think DNS would affect routing most of the time, so your ping shouldn't change. Your ISP determines the route (at least initially) for a request to a particular IP unless you use a VPN or similar.

The only situation I could see Google DNS giving better perceived ping is if your local DNS returns results particularly slowly and the game is constantly looking up addresses. Would be very unusual since Google DNS is in the US and thus suffers from distance in returning results.

Google DNS is handy for getting to US versions of some websites or for getting to sites that your ISP has altered their local DNS for.
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Re: DNS

Post by Nekosan » 22 Jun 2017, 20:12

Treloar wrote:
22 Jun 2017, 11:09
I've just been having a browse at https://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm and considerering to use that to test various DNS, alledgedly I don't have to change any of my settings - has anyone tried something like this before :?:
If you're connecting to a server closer to whatever you're using then your ping is going to LOOK better in game but will either be the same or worse. Extra hops never = better ping, not unless your game server is dramatically limiting higher ping connections intentionally.
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