Will my speed increase if I change my DNS settings?
Long story short...U Verse wireless internet has never worked properly at my house. Sometimes it's fine and sometimes it totally crawls. I have had six techs out, and they have changed the Gateway box 3 times and literally changed all of the cables.They even changed the ports. There is nothing in my environment that would cause the wireless issue.
Yesterday when it was crawling again, I checked my Laptop wireless network settings, and I got a message about some kind of DNS issue. Today, I have read about bypassing AT&Ts DNS issues by changing my computer's DNS to use Google's public servers. 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11.
Is this worth a shot as long as I write down my current DNS settings? Would the DNS possibly cause intermittent speed variations? My download speed goes from 12.3 to 0.25 and I never know when it will happen LOL
I'd be grateful for any informed input. I'm not getting AT&T out for a 7th time.....total waste of time.