But if you're on a slower network, you may want to decrease the amount.
Once you've got your settings in place, hit Start Benchmark.
Below these boxes are a series of charts and graphs.
If that isn't hard enough to remember, newer IPv6 addresses look like this: "2001:db8::1234:ace:6006:1e". That's why websites also have more recognizable names, like
A DNS, also called a nameserver, is like the phone book of the Internet.
After the download is complete, extract the installation files. On the first window, you'll see a field labeled Nameservers.
This will automatically be filled with the IP address of your current DNS. One says "Include global DNS providers," the other says "Include best available regional DNS services." Leave both of these checked. The first checkbox lets you check if the DNS is blocking certain sites.
This link should be highlighted in green and have the same name as the previous download link you clicked.
Note: If the download link is not highlighted in green or the download link is different from the first, do not click on it. Click the highlighted download link and your download will begin immediately.
Once it finishes the comparison, it will give you detailed statistics on performance and recommend the best DNS for you to use.
To download the program, navigate to the namebench download page by using the blue download buttons at the end of this article.
In seconds, you're learning all sorts of great information or watching fun videos. Of course, sometimes it takes longer than we'd like to pull up a website. It could just be you aren't getting the Internet speed your provider promised. If that's not it, there's other technical wizardry going on behind the browsing scenes that could be the culprit.
There's one thing in particular that can give your Internet a real speed boost with little effort.
On the left side of the namebench download page, there is a green header labeled "Featured." Here is where you will find the program you need.