Are you living in Cambodia and craving for faster Internet or web browsing? No problem. Please read on to learn how to securely browse the Internet websites faster. You can easily optimize your Internet connection this by following these steps either on your computer or smartphone. In this quick how-to, you’ll learn a few methods to fix a few issues like slow web browsing.
How to Access the Secure Internet in Cambodia:
1. Use Public DNS (by Google) instead of your ISP DNS
- Configure your network settings to use the IP addresses 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 as your DNS servers. More about Google Public DNS: https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns/
How to use Google Public DNS instead of your ISP’s DNS:
On Mac OS laptop:
- Your default DNS service is typically: 192.168.1.1. You can change it to 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199.
- Go to your Wifi Setting, and replace the 192.168.1.1 with 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206 (see screen shot below).
- After following these steps, try to visit those particular websites again.
You can also configure this same setting on your iPhone. For Android users, please check out the 220.127.116.11 here for the instruction.
Why using Google Public DNS?
- Faster web browsing experience, of course.
- No redirection.
- Browse the Internet securely.
- Access some blocked websites (DNS-based blocking method by your own ISP).
2. Use 18.104.22.168 for a Faster, More Private Web Browsing
Of course, you can also use a VPN connection to visit some certain websites. One simple, easy way to way is through a web browser called Opera. This web browser is available for for Windows, macOS, and Linux users. One of Opera browser’s cool features is not just a built-in ad blocker or battery saver. The built-in free VPN is available (unlimited data) through the Private Windows within the web browser itself.
3. Use Opera VPN to access websites securely
- Download Opera web browser for free through this link: https://www.opera.com/
- Once installed, launch the web browser, click File > New Private Window
- Before the web address bar, click VPN and turn it on. Done.
What’s DNS? It’s the Internet’s Directory
According to 22.214.171.124, a partnership between Cloudflare and APNIC, “Nearly everything on the Internet starts with a DNS request. DNS is the Internet’s directory.”
“Unfortunately, by default, DNS is usually slow and insecure. Your ISP, and anyone else listening in on the Internet, can see every site you visit and every app you use — even if their content is encrypted. Creepily, some DNS providers sell data about your Internet activity or use it target you with ads.”
Faster browsing, too! Happy web browsing in the heart of the Kingdom of Cambodia.