Paul, over at MoDaCo, has made an interesting when it comes to the performance of your mobile internet connection. It appears that a simple change to you DNS server entries can cause a significant speed increase on your mobile device. DNS Servers are used to convert that URL into a string of numbers that the computer can use to help locate the site you're after (that's the simple explanation.
) For whatever reason, the carriers servers are poorly configured or overloaded and therefore are pretty slow to respond.
You can change the DNS settings by pressing Start / Connections / GPRS. Then highlight your carriers connection and then press Menu / Edit. Scroll down and enter a new value for both the Primary and Secondary servers settings. Be sure to write down the old settings so you can switch it back if need be.
Paul lists a couple free DNS servers that you can use. However, they are located in Germany and Belgium. You should try and find a server that is close to you or your carrier to help minimize the response time. OpenNIC has a number of servers located around the world that you can select from. Be sure to pick from the Tier 2 list. As well, OpenDNS has servers available for you to use.
Just a small aside to all this; The same can be said for your desktop. Changing the DNS servers to something faster and more reliable can make a significant improvement in the time it takes to locate a site. Check out the "what we do" section on OpenDNS for more info.
I've changed my settings to the OpenDNS servers and it appears to be significantly faster when locating a site. Try it out and let us know what you find.
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