Blocked from being viewing websites that you usually patron recently? That’s because your beloved country imposed a roadblock!
If your are using Malaysia’s most popular ISP, Streamyx in particular, this ISP imposes block by denying DNS request to those websites in their black-list. Others may imposes block using some other ways.
How’s a DNS works?
Simply… you will say “Hey, I want to get to KLCC (aka waawaa.com) ” and the taxi driver (aka DNS in our case) replies “Halo sir, I cannot bring you there, It’s blocked!!”
And the critical question, how to overcome this
Simple enough, ask for other taxi company (aka use other DNS service).
For instance, by Streamyx as an example, it provides DNS service jsut like any other ISPs usually do, too. But, we may choose to use other DNS whenever, wherever we want to. And for this we recommend you to use OpenDNS service.
Just like your normal ISP’s DNS service, OpenDNS provdes you the same service but at greater availability and speed, unblocked!
Click here for the steps to change your PC’s DNS
You may also use OpenDNS if your poor Streamyx DNS gone haywire too.
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TMNet Streamyx users may be experiencing difficulty to surf the Internet despite getting connected properly with no apparent reason of why you can’t surf. You restart the modem, use different browser, turn off and on this and that and not to avail. Then, its probably TMNet DNS has gone haywire.
What the heck is DNS? It’s like I say I want to go to Tesco. So, DNS will tell me in order to get to Tesco, you need this address: 123, Jalan Abc.
That’s how it works, more or less, in Internet. You want to go to yahoo.com, DNS will give you the IP 188.8.131.52 to your browser to surf into. Simple!
Problem here is TMNet DNS gone kaboom and not too stable most of the times. So, here’s the solution! Use alternative DNS like Singtel, TIME Net, OpenDNS and many more!
How to change your DNS
For Windows XP:
- Get to your Network Connection, pick your usual network adapter, right-click and choose properties!
- Select TCP/IP, click properties, select use the following DNS server addresses, fill in any values below.
- Click OK, wait for it to take effects. And you are ready to go!