DNS stands for Domain Name Resolution, and it provides a system that allows user friendly names like google.com to be converted into an IP address like 188.8.131.52. Although the function of a DNS server is largely transparent to the end user, it can be advantagous to know what it does, how to configure your internet connection to use DNS, and the advantages of DNS services like OpenDNS and Google Public DNS.
This guide explains DNS servers and the functions they provide, how to find your DNS server, and how DNS is implemented by your home router.
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