Advisability of ISP Proposed DNS Server Numbers Changes on Windows

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Tom461, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. Tom461

    Tom461 Guest

    I could not find a Windows 7 discussion group, which seems to mean that Win 7
    users go to Vista groups. My ISP, Earthlink delivered by Comcast cable, says
    the only way I can get out of their very much unwanted Earthlink Search
    Assistant is to change the DNS numbers to, apparently. two preset numbers
    selected by a radio button in my Windows programs. My question is whether
    choosing this option has additional consequences and if those are likely to
    be good or bad for me re security, speed, etc. The Earthlink Toolbar is not
    installed; Earthlink just jams Search Assistant on you anyway because you use
    their email service, taking any terms you search on in Google that did not
    work, and displaying it on the Earthlink help site. Not welcome; probably
    barely legal--I don't know about that
     
    Tom461, Feb 14, 2010
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  2. Jack [MVP-Networking], Feb 14, 2010
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  3. Tom461

    Tom461 Guest

    Thanks for providing me with alternative fixed DNS's. But what about the
    general issue of moving from a flexible DNS to some fixed DNS? A few web
    postings indicate this can be problematic, that flexible DNS numbers are more
    reliable. I don't know about security issues here--way beyond my pay grade.
     
    Tom461, Feb 26, 2010
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