Friday, July 19, 2013

Smart Bro internet speed is very slow. How to make it faster?

Improve your internet connection speed with Google Public DNS or OpenDNS

If you feel that your Smart Bro internet connection is very slow and you would like to improve it, here is how.

Change the DNS settings from Smart Bro, or whichever your ISP is, into Google's Public DNS or OpenDNS.

For Google: Primary/Main DNS: 8.8.8.8 and Secondary/Alternate DNS: 8.8.4.4 the two can be interchanged.

For OpenDNS: Primary/Main DNS:208.67.222.222 and Secondary/Alternate DNS: 208.67.220.220

To configure your DNS refer to the post How to change your Smart Bro DNS server to Google Public DNS or OpenDNS

A layman's explanation as to why changing the DNS address can improve browsing speed
Every domain on the internet has a name or an IP address much like your computer has an IP address. This IP address are in numbers with dots much like 173.194.126.52 (one of Google's many IP addresses). But humans do not remember numbers very well but are good at remembering words which is also why you have contacts in your cellphone to store phone numbers because it is easier to remember names.

Back on topic, in order to remedy this problem, proponents of the world wide web decided on a host name to represent an IP address. So for IP address 173.194.126.52 its host name is Google.com.

A DNS (Domain Name Server) has the function of translating a host name into a machine readable IP address. Thing is, there are millions (if not billions) of host names currently registered today. Add to it, there could be more than one IP address linked to a host name. It is therefore impossible for a single DNS server to store all this data and so they ask the help of other DNS servers for host names not currently on their list adding to the time to resolve a host name which in turn causes a user (that is you and me) to have to wait longer before our browser could completely display the page we requested.

But, DNS servers differ on their capacity to store host names. Like in the case of our Smart Bro and Google or OpenDNS. Smart Bro's DNS server has a limited data compared to Google/OpenDNS's much much larger database.

So in the case of Google or OpenDNS the time to resolve a host name is much faster as they don't have to look somewhere else to resolve a host name unlike Smart Bro.

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15 comments

holy joly August 2, 2014 at 1:35 AM

nice blog

holy joly August 2, 2014 at 2:13 AM

Nice information. It's very useful tips to improve my internet speed. Now i have better internet speed. Finally i checked my internet speed using the site ScanMySpeed.com

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Jaymar Villas December 7, 2014 at 2:42 AM

thanks, very useful .. and now i have better internet speed, because of this, i can do my job very fast! :)

Danielle December 15, 2014 at 1:32 AM

How to do it? I've been looking for the netconfig on my pc (wXP) but I can't find it. I really wanted to improve my internet connection but I don't know how. Help!

Anonymous

woaw thank you very very much!!! you're awesome.

Kolo Koy March 28, 2015 at 2:17 AM

sir how can i boost my internet speed?? i used smartbroadband.

Mille John David June 22, 2015 at 1:54 AM
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Jesse December 1, 2015 at 3:47 PM

So what IP can I use & how can it be done on an adroid 4.3

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Anonymous

to those who got it can you give us screenshot on where we need to change and latest IP ADD:

Kim Kong July 30, 2017 at 5:24 AM

theres no WI FI in philippines. very expensive and its WORST EVER..

Isabel Macayan October 26, 2017 at 11:43 PM

Thank you so much! Here in the Philippines there's no problem with WIFI broadband in PLDT

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