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Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!

Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: Aug 30, 2016

What is DNS?

There’s a critical element for navigating the Internet known as a DNS server that plays an essential part in getting you to the websites you seek every day.

DNS, which stands for Domain Name System acts sort of like a traffic cop giving directions to your computer when you type in web addresses.

Your specific DNS settings are determined by your Internet Service Provider by default, but you may not be aware of the benefits of changing those default settings.

Both reliability and Internet speeds can be improved and if you’re the parent of screenagers, you can lock down adult content or malicious websites for everyone in your household.

One of my all-time favs is OpenDNS because it’s free fast, super reliable and really easy to setup. It also gives you complete control over what everyone in the house has access to on every device.

The best way to leverage this awesome tool is to change the DNS settings in the router in your home or business so that everyone has improved performance and the protection level you setup.

If you’re not sure how to do this, check with the support section of your specific routers website to learn how.

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