DNS Server change on a Proxied connection

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by berryracer, Jul 24, 2012.

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  1. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

    Jan 24, 2008
    Dubai, UAE
    Sorry if I am posting this in the wrong section but I didn't know where to post it.

    The story is:

    My ISP in Dubai (Etisalat) used to force users to manually enter a proxy server to be able to use their internet

    proxy1.emirates.net.ae Port: 8080

    last 2 years this has changed and users no longer need to enter anything in the proxy settings but the connection still goes through their proxy server anyway

    so I have 2 questions regarding changing my DNS servers:

    1) Is it true that even if I change my DNS settings from the router I am not actually using them since my connection runs through a proxy? Is a valid argument or can I safely change the DNS servers to one that I want and benefit from its usage?

    2) When I changed my DNS server to Google or OpenDNS and run the namebench utility, it told me that there are faster DNS servers and *claimed* that my ISP's DNS servers are 80% faster :eek:

    This either:
    a) not true
    b) maybe true, but due to the proxy server runnig, this is why I *felt* that browsing webpages is faster
    c) this is very true, I should stick to my ISP's DNS and the little speed burst I felt while browsing and how snappy loading pages was is just a *placebo* effect

    Please guide meh I am l0$t
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