I came across Google’s Namebench program while researching internet connection slowness and found that I could increase my DNS lookup time by 191%. This may not work as well for you but it’s worth a try. I am on a city fiber network (Spanish Fork City Network) that I’m pretty sure is getting too big for it’s servers. When I typed in www.google.com for example, it would take up to 5 seconds sometimes for the web page to resolve. After using the recommended DNS IP adresses from namebench the resolve time is under a second. It recommended using Comcast’s DNS servers. Learn more at http://code.google.com/p/namebench/
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