Hello, this will definitely make the most “expert” ones on the topic cringe a little but ive always been fascinated by both coding and informatic/tech in general, and recently ive been trying to make my extremely average fiber internet perform better, (100mb/download 18/upload), more specifically changing a few router options and, here we are, DNS. A little of backstory, originally i was using my own DNS (ISP one), and first changed it to the google one (126.96.36.199), and instantly noticed a difference in browser pages loading speed as my ISP while being one of the best in my country, is extremely average if not totally garbage in many others, and therefore i’d be expecting any sort of advantage in changing it to any other DNS server at all already. Then a friend of mine advised me to change it to a much newer one, Cloudflare’s, (188.8.131.52) so i gave it a try. Needless to say it is indeed faster, although i started having a couple of site not loading up and giving me the usual DNS page loading error. Luckily none of those were “important” pages and more like random google results so as annoying as it is, did not change my life entirely and was definitely worth the extra speed and privacy i guess? So now the real question is, as i do A LOT of gaming and i mean a lot, for some odd reason, ever since i did indeed change to cloudflare’s my ping in those games has improved, going from a 50ms to a pretty unstable 32 to 39ms, which is pretty nice. But the problem is that around the same time i also modified a registry key usefull for the same purpose pretty much ( TCPAckFrequency), and used a bunch of prompt command as well, such as ipconfig /release, ipconfig /renew, ipconfig /flushdns, netsh winsock reset. SO, in conclusion, do DNS affect ping inside and/or outside games or do they only affect browser pages loading speed? And if they do, is there a “best” one?
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