DNS resolver for your routers DHCP for lan and wifi - which is the best
Published: Saturday, June 20, 2020 written by Andy Flagg
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Keywords: DHCP, DNS, LAN, WIFI
In the past few years, since 2013, we have always had to suggest DNS servers for clients, both personal and business for the various applications and layers we were working with - 1 through 7.
For DNS resolution, we have used the ISP suggested handler from 1997 to 2005, and since 2005 it was Google DNS. (126.96.36.199).
Since 2013, we started to move away from Google DNS 188.8.131.52 and added in Level 3 at 184.108.40.206 and since 2018, we started to add in IBM Quad9 220.127.116.11 and then in 2019, we added in Cloudflare at 18.104.22.168.
In the past 15 years, we did use OpenDNS until 2015 when Cisco bought them out and changed the name and service to Umbrella.
So who is the latest winner? For me personally, I still like 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 for primary and secondary DNS.
However, recently, in our testing we have liked 188.8.131.52 for Quad9, and now more importantly Cloudflare at 184.108.40.206
We just switched up our WIFI and LAN services for DHCP to primarily do 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 --
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