Download
how to make your internet experience faster and safer n.
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
How to make your internet experience faster and safer PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
How to make your internet experience faster and safer

How to make your internet experience faster and safer

89 Vues Download Presentation
Télécharger la présentation

How to make your internet experience faster and safer

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

  1. How to make your internet experience faster and safer

  2. It serves as a phone book for the Internet by translating human-friendly computer hostnames into IP addresses A “DNS” is an acronym forDomain Name Server

  3. For example, the domain name www.example.com translate to the addresses 192.0.32.10 (IPv4) and 2620:0:2d0:200::10 (iPv6) Simply, when the user types a web address, or “URL” (Uniform Resource Locator) in the address bar of the browser, the browser checks the computer’s default DNS and converts the website address from words to a numerical address (IP address); thus www.yahoo.com is converted to the Internet Protocol (IP) address of 209.191.122.70, a format that can efficiently be used by the internet to connect the user to the desired website.

  4. Some DNS are unfiltered, and let the user connect anywhere they desire, while other DNS offer selective filtering, which can block access to undesired websites, such as pornography and phishing (identity theft). Pitfalls of some DNS One of the most widely used alternative DNS is Open DNS (www.opendns.com). Anyone can configure their computer to use OpenDNS instead of their ISP’s default DNS, and may experience faster and more secure internet connections.

  5. There are many other DNS’s available to users, and Google provides a free open-source utility it calls “Namebench” that can automatically test the available combinations of DNS from the user’s computer, and determine which ones provide the best overall performance for the specific user. This free utility from Google can be found at: www.code.google.com/p/namebench is free and will run on Windows. I downloaded and ran the Windows version of Namebench from my Windows 7-64 computer, and in about 5 minutes Namebench tested hundreds of DNS combinations, and found a combination that was only 20.6% faster than the DNS provided by my ISP, Brighthouse.

  6. How to flush web browser caches Internet Explorer Go to the Safety Menu and click “Delete Browsing History. Check all boxes Click Delete Mozilla Firefox Go to Tools and select “Clear Recent History” Select “Everything” from the drop down menu Click Clear Now

  7. Google Chrome Click the wrench icon in the top right corner and click “History” Click “Edit Items” Click “Clear all browsing data” Select the checkboxes for all the types of data Select “Everything” from the drop down menu Click “Clear Browsing Data”

  8. How to log into your router Type 192.168.1.1 in the address box of our browser. The window below will appear and type “admin” in the user name and password boxes.

  9. Where to change the router’s name

  10. Next month, Google Chrome Take a flyer and try out Google’s new web browser, Google Chrome. It’s the fastest browser I’ve seen. Go to www.20thingsilearned.com You’re in for a learning treat!