I use ATT Uverse with a 12Mbps down and stinky 1.5Mbps up. My question is as follows: I realized remembered recently that ever since I purchased a new computer and network receiver, I never adjusted DNS server to one more preferable (speed wise) which is something I usually do on all computers. However, this time I ran into a dilemma. To help you understand, here is how my network map currently looks:
- My ISP (ATT) uses it's standard 2Wire modems. However, I read that I cannot change DNS server at it's source because the modem uses special server look-ups for TV and phone connection, so I went to the next device down the line.
- I use a 1st gen 802.11n Apple Airport Express solely as a receiver. I have it set up to not broadcast any signal. It currently just functions as a wireless receiver of my 2Wire connection. I can insert an alternate DNS server in it's settings.
- Finally, I have a LAN network adapter with no wireless functionality (built into motherboard). This is why I am using Airport as receiver.
So my questions is as follows:
Should I be editing the DNS server setting of my Airport express, LAN card interface, or both? I know little of how server look-ups actually work, but I fear that because 2Wire router is origin of connection, adjusting DNS settings farther down the line will have no effect. Is this the case? If yes, are there any workarounds? Otherwise, an answer to the initial question would be greatly appreciated.