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Master Geek

# 72260 23-Nov-2010 17:10
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Like others, I've been having a pig of a time with Orcon peak speed issues over the last couple of weeks. Calls to the helpdesk are answered with the usual rhetoric (isolate your modem, try another modem, etc, el infinito).

I also use OpenDNS at home to restrict access to unfavourable websites. When I was with Telecom, they advised me to use their own DNS to improve performance (something to do with their cache). As far as I'm aware, Orcon do not have a local cache, but could I see an improvement if I were to change back to their DNS?

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  # 408404 23-Nov-2010 17:14
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OpenDNS definitely comes with a speed reduction cost, not major but if you're having problems switching to the Orcon DNS might help to isolate the problem.

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  # 408431 23-Nov-2010 17:46
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Akamai etc are broken when you use dns from another provider. You will be served from sources closest to your dns - with openDNS this is likely to be the USA.

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  # 408438 23-Nov-2010 18:01
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If you want to  get access to the Google caches, Akamai caches etc, then you need to be using Orcon DNS.

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  # 408500 23-Nov-2010 20:02
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Sounddude: If you want to  get access to the Google caches, Akamai caches etc, then you need to be using Orcon DNS.

Hmm didn't realise that... I will have to change my router's DNS settings when I get home :-) Thanks for that.

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