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Use the DNS servers of your ISP


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Twa

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I read that to be more secure using my wired router I should do the following: Use the DNS servers of your ISP rather than pointing your DNS to the router. I don't understand how to do this. My computer OS is Leopard and the router is Linksys Cable/DSL BEFSR41.
Can you help? Thanks
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Unless someone else has configured DNS servers, the BEFSR41 will use those of your ISP by default. You can check it by typing 192.168.1.1 into the browser. Leave the username blank and type admin as the password.
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They say use the DNS servers of your isp as it is setup by default and is not a very widely known topic.
Basically it is fine using your dns servers of your ISP but there are also other options such as changing to another DNS server such as OpenDNS or using it as a back up. Using DNS servers other than your ISP's is nothing to worry about and can sometime increase web browsing speeds and security and implant even more features for example..


(TAKE A LOOK --->> http://www.opendns.com/start/)

Hope this helps

Spud

EDIT: i say there is nothing to worry about using DNS servers other than your ISP meaning a well known and trusted company! Warning - Some virus and malware can mess with your dns settings

Edited by ==SpuD==, 06 January 2010 - 10:16 AM.

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