Configuring DNS Servers

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plipz

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Hi I was wondering if you guys can help me with configuring my DNS server. I downloaded a program called Namebench which tests your internet to determine which DNS servers might speed up quering of your webpages. Now I got the results that Google's DNS and my local ISP DNS can speed up the net connection.

Here is my setup: I got a computer connected to my DLink DGL-4500 router. That same router is connected to my Aztech DSL605E modem. My modem assigns a static IP address on my router then my router assigns dynamic IPs to the computers connected to it. You can manually configure DNS servers on the PC, router and modem. My PC is set to automatically get the DNS servers, and when I check it, my DNS server is my router's IP address. My question is that where do I manually configure DNS servers that I can benefit from Namebench's results? The modem or router or PC?

Thanks!
 
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In your network IP setting for whatever connection you are using, be it wireless or a wired connection.
 

plipz

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On the PC you mean? Will that bypass the modem and router settings?
 
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If it is set as static on the PC it will override what is on the router. If you don't want to worry about it on your PC set it up on your router and let DHCP take care of it.
 

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Will that overide that of the modem then? I have some pics that might help you help me overcome my confusion



 
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