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Faster internet usage with a local dns cache

One of the things you can do to speed up browsing and general internet activity is to create a local DNS cache. A DNS is a Domain Name Server and its purpose is to convert domain names to IP addresses. Every time you …

Reduce DNS server lookup time

Having moved house I have just been connected to broadband.  The connection is a decent enough 4mbps but for some reason, especially in the evening, when I went to a website when I was surfing the browser would spend a …

Firefox 3 turbo speed optimisation

Following on from my previous article, Firefox 3 Easter Eggs, I have discovered that broadband users can get a significant speed increase from Firefox just by changing a couple of settings.  Firefox is distributed with …