For all users with advanced knowledge that want to speed up their connection, Namebench is definitely the application they need. It's a tool capable of benchmarking your DNS servers.
But before we start, what are DNS?
They're the services in charge of translating the addresses that you type into your browser to IP numbers. In other words, it's the protocol used by network servers to communicate and establish connections.
Configure your DNS for a faster connection.
What this tool basically does is test the speeds of your DNS comparing them to the data of the fastest ones stored in its database, such as OpenDNS and UltraDNS. In the end, it offers you a report with graphics that allows you to compare your DNS speed with a reference.
- Compare yourself to the fastest global DNS providers like Google Public DNS, OpenDNS and UltraDNS.
- Possibility to share your results anonymously.
- Configure a location.
- Generate reports with charts.
- Can be used on unstable connections.