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Old 22-04-18, 10:00
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Thanks all.

Don't know if I want to change it or not - how would I decide?

There is a test site in one of the links above that you can download to do a speed check but I didn't really understand it - I have no idea what % speed increase would make it worthwhile to change. Any ideas?

I did have a thread about search problems a while ago :-

http://forum.webuser.co.uk/showthread.php?t=151783

I wonder if this cloudflare would help with that ?

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Old 22-04-18, 11:28
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I've just tried the Install button which gave me a number of install options and clicking on Windows does absolutely nothing.

I may change the DNS manually to see if there's any difference to using Level3's servers.
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Old 22-04-18, 23:49
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I've just tried the Install button which gave me a number of install options and clicking on Windows does absolutely nothing.
Do you mean here Tom?

1.1.1.1 ó the Internetís Fastest, Privacy-First DNS Resolver

It seems likely that you've got the site blocked in some way; with Pale Moon I had to allow the site on NoScript and with Opera and Vivaldi, I had to allow it on ScriptBlock. I don't know how you would resolve this in IE 11, it didn't work for me there either despite altering various settings and trying it with no add-ons . Anyway you haven't missed much, when you click on the 'Windows' button, it just tells you how to set things up manually!



I think this may be the test site Roy was referring to, but I'm not sure:

Cloudflare - The Web Performance & Security Company | Cloudflare
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Old 23-04-18, 01:57
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If you happen to find the relevant setting in IE 11 which will allow the button to work, Iíd be interested to know what it I in case I ever need it!
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Old 23-04-18, 09:13
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I'd manually changed them on this machine rather than trying to fathom why the link wouldn't work.

I was previously using Level3 DNS servers and Cloudfare seem to be fractionally quicker.

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.16299.371]
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C:\WINDOWS\system32>ping 209.244.0.3

Pinging 209.244.0.3 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 209.244.0.3: bytes=32 time=14ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.244.0.3: bytes=32 time=14ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.244.0.3: bytes=32 time=14ms TTL=55
Reply from 209.244.0.3: bytes=32 time=15ms TTL=55
Ping statistics for 209.244.0.3:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 14ms, Maximum = 15ms, Average = 14ms

C:\WINDOWS\system32>ping 1.1.1.1

Pinging 1.1.1.1 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 1.1.1.1: bytes=32 time=9ms TTL=59
Reply from 1.1.1.1: bytes=32 time=13ms TTL=59
Reply from 1.1.1.1: bytes=32 time=10ms TTL=59
Reply from 1.1.1.1: bytes=32 time=15ms TTL=59
Ping statistics for 1.1.1.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 9ms, Maximum = 15ms, Average = 11ms
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Old 23-04-18, 09:34
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Cantrel - how did you do the comparative speed test shown in your last post?

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Old 23-04-18, 10:04
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Open a command prompt - either normal or run as an administrator and type ping 1.1.1.1 then press enter.

You can compare Google's 8.8.8.8 by typing that after ping or any other DNS server.

This is what I get for the default TalkTalk Fibre DNS server -

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.16299.371]
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C:\WINDOWS\system32>ping 79.79.79.79

Pinging 79.79.79.79 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 79.79.79.79: bytes=32 time=5ms TTL=62
Reply from 79.79.79.79: bytes=32 time=5ms TTL=62
Reply from 79.79.79.79: bytes=32 time=5ms TTL=62
Reply from 79.79.79.79: bytes=32 time=5ms TTL=62
Ping statistics for 79.79.79.79:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 5ms, Maximum = 5ms, Average = 5ms

Perhaps I should just stay with those

That's the first time I've checked those since taking their Fibre package.

Their ADSL ones used to initially give me a yellow alert on the WiFi icon when I first booted up, which is why I tend to change from the default ISP's DNS servers.
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I was previously using Level3 DNS servers and Cloudfare seem to be fractionally quicker......
So just what are you going to do with the time saved? (Sorry, tongue in cheek)

I have chnged mine back to Comodo`s Secure DNS services.
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Old 23-04-18, 12:24
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I've changed mine back to auto - got time to make a cup of coffee now
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Old 23-04-18, 21:42
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Interesting info! I'll just carry on changing from Norton ConnectSafe to auto and back again. I do this whenever Norton ConnectSafe blocks sites which I know to be safe.
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