by Thomas R. Stromberg

This shows how your current DNS server stacks up against others

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Thomas R. Stromberg

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Last revision: Last week

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namebench is a free program that allows you to increase the speed of "surfing" in the network by selecting the fastest DNS-servers. For those who do not know, every web resource on the Internet has its own IP address. When entering the URL, the DNS server determines the IP that corresponds to it and sends the user to the desired site. The sooner the request is sent and processed by the server, the sooner the page will be loaded. In general, DNS response is one of the most important factors that affect the speed of access to sites and other web resources.

The fastest and most secure servers are usually offered by Google and Yandex, so most ISPs use them by default. However, there are other reliable DNS servers that can provide higher response rates in individual cases. That's exactly what namebench is looking for. It's very easy to use the program. Just run the downloaded file and press the "Start Benchmark" button. Note that on weaker computers the process of testing access speeds to different DNS can take up to an hour. At the end of the benchmark, you will receive an HTM file with a report, which will contain detailed information on all tested servers with the most optimal one. Also, namebench will display the DNS currently in use and calculate the percentage increase in response rate when switching to the optimal one.

The main benefit of using namebench is that it optimizes your internet browsing speed by identifying and suggesting the fastest DNS servers for your connection.

You will have to enter the received addresses yourself in the window with the network adapter settings. To do this, open the Windows Control Panel, go to "Network & Internet" - "Network & Sharing Center", select "Change adapter settings" from the list on the left, and then open the context menu of the adapter used (right-click) and click "Properties". Enter the address in the properties of the component "IP version 4 (TCP/IPv4)".

- Find the optimal DNS servers for your actual location and provider;

- The duration of the benchmark is from 20 minutes to 1 hour (depending on the performance of the PC);

- Preparation of a detailed HTM report on the benchmark produced;

- a simple interface consisting of one window;

- Accounting for all available DNS services;

- Compatible with all versions of Windows.

Quickly determines the fastest DNS servers for your internet connection.
Free, open-source software available for various operating systems.
Generates comprehensive reports to help analyze DNS performance.

Does not support the latest versions of some operating systems.
Interface may be confusing for non-expert users.
Doesn't offer real-time DNS server monitoring.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Jacob
namebench seems like alot of work, especially for someone who is not computer literate. The directions are pretty simple for me to follow but I have been working with computers for 15 years or more. for someone without my knowledge the software is surely too difficult to understand.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Logan
name bench is well designed for the higher end PC user. Being able to understand, navigate, and find the fastest DNS server is not Childs play, but namebench he's the user find what they need. I would recommend this to more advanced users.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Leon
Namebench is a tool that let's you see available DNS services and change to using different ones. In some instances this can result in your internet browsing experience being faster. It's quick and easy to use Namebench because it doesn't require installation, you just have to download the file and run it. You can use it as often as you want over time to keep checking you're using the fastest service.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Blake
Namebench for windows is a software by google which lets you become a power user by providing you the fastest internet experience. It tracks the fastest server available for your web browser by using your browser history and other parameters. It is completely freely available and does not affect your computer in any way. However some users reported issues that it does not work properly with windows 10 version.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Robert
Namebench is an interesting piece of programming that helps users find the best and most compatible DNS, to keep browsing at optimal performance. With Namebench, users will expect to experience faster browsing, less loading, and an overall comfortable and easier experience dealing with websites. With the ability to select servers, and cross-platform capabilities, this open-source software aims to provide ease of mind for users who like to surf the internet their way.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Joshua
it's a program that improves my browsing experience by letting me track down what the quickest domain name system is. I also appreciate that Namebench doesn't touch any of the settings on my computer and leaves them fully intact. This program lets me get work done faster since it helps load pages on the web with greater efficiency.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Finlay M.
Namebench is a free open-source software tool that helps users identify the fastest and most reliable Domain Name System (DNS) servers available. It is designed to analyze DNS data from a variety of sources and then generate a report based on the results. The software includes a graphical user interface and a command line version. The results of the benchmarking can help users determine the best DNS servers to use in their network and internet connections.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Ethan T*******x
Namebench is an easy to use software that allows users to quickly evaluate their current internet domain name system (DNS) provider. I've been using it for a few months now and I'm impressed with the results. It quickly checks various DNS servers and shows you the server with the best speed. It also provides information about reliability, response time and other statistics. It's great to be able to compare different DNS providers, and I'm sure the results will help me make an informed decision when it comes to choosing a DNS provider. The interface is simple and user friendly, making it easy to use. I'm glad I found this software. It's been a great help in optimizing my internet connection.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Samuel E*****d
namebench is pretty useful software, it's easy to use and provides decent results. But its intallation process can be a bit tricky and it can take some time to get everything up and running
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Joshua O*****a
Namebench is an efficient and reliable tool for finding the best DNS server for one's internet connection.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Cole V.
Namebench is a free and open-source DNS benchmarking tool that helps users find the fastest DNS servers for their internet connection. It analyzes your internet connection and tests various DNS servers to determine the fastest one. The software also provides recommendations for faster and more secure DNS servers based on your location. Additionally, it allows users to customize the DNS server list and compare the results with other users. Overall, Namebench is a simple yet effective tool for improving internet speed and security.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner James H.
Namebench is a free software tool that helps users find the fastest DNS server for their internet connection.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Mason
The process was quick and it provided detailed results regarding my DNS server performance.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Michael
Reliable for DNS speed comparisons, occasionally slow.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Alex
Efficient, reliable DNS benchmarking tool.
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