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I recently moved back to my native country and though the internet speeds here are tolerable, often the DNS server of the local ISP exchange goes down leaving me without internet for a couple of days or so. I was wondering if I could use the Google DNS or OpenDNS to connect to the internet when the ISP DNS was down , but I was not sure I needed a working DNS server in my local ISP to resolve the Google DNS

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No ISP DNS is required. Just setup your local DNS to use 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. If necessary you can set your router to distribute those addresses and bypass your local ISP altogether.

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When you mean local dns,you mean the one in my laptop right ? –  Mervin Johnsingh Jul 14 '12 at 8:33
    
correct. are you using linux or windows? –  iambryan Jul 14 '12 at 8:59
    
Using Windows 7, I know how to change the dns settings in the adapter but I was not sure if it would suffice –  Mervin Johnsingh Jul 14 '12 at 9:16
    
Sure, that's all you need to do –  iambryan Jul 14 '12 at 18:49

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