A Data Card or Mobile Broadband is a portable internet connectivity device, used to connect a standalone desktop or laptop computer to the Internet using a 3G SIM card with a data plan. This device has made Internet connectivity easier compare to other methods of connecting to the Internet like ADSL connections which uses devices like Modem, Router, cables and a subscription. With Data cards, you have your internet in your hands.
In this post am going to show you some tips on how to speed up your mobile broadband and minimise data usage.
The speed of your Mobile Broadband could be influenced by few factors, including:
Use Google Public DNS instead of your ISP’s DNS server to speed up your browsing experience. DNS (Domain Name Services) is a server that resolves domain names to IP addresses. For example, a website www.example.com could have an IP address of 184.108.40.206. Whenever you visit a website on the web your request is first sent to your Internet Service Provider’s DNS server for the IP address of that website. If the DNS server of your ISP is not having the IP address of that website it will then forward the request to another DNS server until the IP address is found. DNS is term as the phonebook of the internet.
Using Google’s public DNS instead of your ISP’s DNS could improve request performance when you’re on the web. Google has their Public DNS service available on a global network which provides a speed boost to you by allowing your browser to make requests to the nearest name server available.
To use Google Public DNS you will need to edit your current broadband network settings and use the following IP addresses 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 as your DNS servers for Primary DNS and Secondary/Alternate DNS respectively.
To do this you need to edit your existing DNS settings from Dynamic to Static and then enter the IP addresses as shown.
Trying to monitor and minimise the activities that eat up a lot of data will be significant and help you save a lot data when using your mobile broadband data card. Here are few tips to help you minimise data usage: