Earlier this week, Google announced a new service – Google Public DNS. For the uniniated, DNS is a system that converts simple website addresses like www.google.com to IP addresses like 220.127.116.11. So for every website you visit, your browser requests the DNS to resolve the IP address before it can show you the actual page content.
Google’s free service replaces your ISP’s default DNS to provide a speedier and more reliable internet experience. User tests have shown that changing over to Google DNS speeds up browsing significantly. In fact, most users outside the US will notice a drastic change in navigation speeds. Changing your DNS address is extremely simple (you can read the instructions on the Google Public DNS homepage), but then I’ve made the whole process even more simple with Google DNS Helper.
Gooogle DNS Helper is a small utility coded in .NET using C#. It backs up your current DNS server address and then changes it to Google’s DNS. You can restore your old DNS anytime you want. As simple as that! You can find the download link below.
Download Google DNS Helper v1.2 (89 KB)
Requires .NET Framework 2.0 or above.