Best DNS for XBox Online

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Infected, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. Infected

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    How can I find out which would be the best DNS for Xbox online? Is there a DNS ping tool or something? I have random spikes online.
     
  2. 1PW

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    Hello Infected:

    "Best" is really too vague. Many start with IP = 8.8.8.8/8.8.4.4 (IPv4) and then later improve upon Google's Nameserver.

    If you are looking for speed only, run Steve Gibson's https://www.grc.com/dns/benchmark.htm. Most frequently though, the fastest is with your own ISP.

    If you are looking for privacy/safety, that is an entirely different question. https://www.opendns.com/about/innovations/dnscrypt/

    Will you be entering the prospective DNS Nameserver IP addresses in the Xbox or in a router/gateway?

    HTH :)
     
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  3. Infected

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    I have Google dns entered into both my Xbox and router. I'm looking just for latency reduction.
     
  4. haakon

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    No one can suggest which DNS is best for you for whatever purpose.

    Gibson's DNSbench does report on latency.

    Another good tool is Network Latency Tool by Nirsoft.
     
  5. Infected

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    Yes I know. That's why I asked for a tool..
     
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