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Trick of the Day: Speed up your web browsing in Internet Explorer Mobile!

Depending on your mobile connection speed (3g or 2g), surfing on the "interwebs" on your phone can either be fast and fun or slow and frustrating.

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You can also edit the registry on the Sprint Moto Q9c. You will need a registry editor. With the registry editor go to:
HKEY_Local_Machine\Comm\Cellular Line\Parms\TcpIp\DNS
Then you would change the default values to the one mentioned in this article. Always write down the default value in case you need to revert it back to the original settings. Credit to Bid-D at Everythingq.com.

You can also edit the registry on the Sprint Moto Q9c. You will need a registry editor. With the registry editor go to:
HKEY_Local_Machine\Comm\Cellular Line\Parms\TcpIp\DNS
Then you would change the default values to the one mentioned in this article. Always write down the default value in case you need to revert it back to the original settings. Credit to Bid-D at Everythingq.com.
Very cool! :thumbsup:
Dieter and I were just discussing this as he mentioned that there was a trick to un-hide those settings.
Thanks for doing the legwork!

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After changing the settings I got a pop up "Power Vision in use. Charges may apply next session." This on a Sprint Treo 700wx. Will there be charges for internet use with this hack?

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As long as we're talking about web surfing...
I keep trying to get more and more info on the real differences between Standard and Pro. It seems to me that web browsing would be one of the major differences because you can't simply "click" on a link. Is that correct? I'm sure it's fine for casual browsing, but if I'm actually sitting down somewhere and spending 15 or 20 minutes browsing a lot, won't Standard be miserable? In a link-intensive site, I'd have to scroll down through every link, right?

Dieter Bohn says:

@Cascade:
Right. But in practice it's not that bad - when you hold down the scroll button it start skipping links and "just scrolling." There are also either hacks or button-shortcuts on nearly every WM phones for paging down without links. Sometimes it's 8, sometimes spacebar, sometimes a registry hack to emulate PalmOS Blazer's 5-way behavior.

After changing the settings I got a pop up "Power Vision in use. Charges may apply next session." This on a Sprint Treo 700wx. Will there be charges for internet use with this hack?
If you already have internet service on your phone i.e. PowerVision, this won't change any of that and there are no charges.
If you don't have any data on your plan, then yes...this will use the internet. After all, Sprint is still acting as the ISP (internet service provider) here, all we are changing is one little aspect of how that internet connectivity functions.

Hey Mala -
Any response to this?http://www.carrypad.com/journal/2008/02/open-dns-for-browsing-speed-up-not.html
Here is my response posted there:
The assumption here, that I would suggest is erroneous for some users, is that their current ISP's DNS servers are both locationally optimal and the servers themselves are efficient enough to resolve the IP address in a timely manner.
Those are both assumptions though and not necessarily true. I would argue that mobile phone carrier's DNS servers are not optimal and they do not put much emphasis on the speed on the server end. The reasons should be obvious: mobile carriers are not so much ISPs currently, but phone service providers--the latter is primary, the former secondary in empahsis. That is changing slowly but still releveant for our discussion.
Regarding location, it depends on where you are connecting too but one argument could be made that OpenDNS handles server locations more efficiently and/or have more locations for servers, thereby increasing efficiency.
Fact is, I can attest that Sprint's servers do get hammered from time to time and DNS lookups can get significantly delayed. This observation that OpenDNS is more optimal for mobile devices has been attested to by many users for at least 2 years now i.e. it is not something new.
Point being is I see no down-sides to switching to OpenDNS--it certainly is not any slower and from my extensive experience I do notice an increase in resolving IP.
To suggest otherwise is to basically take the position that
(1) All DNS servers (hardware) are the same
(2) They are all equal geographically in relation
I would say both of those are false--not all DNS servers are the same and some are better than others.
OperaMini bypasses this simply by using proxy servers to do all the legwork of processing data and then compresses it, like aGPS. While interesting, there are security issues to at least be aware of as well as inherent limitations on mobile devices e.g. there is no native Windows Mobile or PalmOS version, you have to run them through a 3rd party Java application--you thereby increase system instability and loose the ability for downloads.

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Hello WMExperts! Thanks very much for this awesome trick of the day. Unfortunately, I cannot seem to get the Open DNS values to stick!
The DNS values revert to the original ones after opening Pocket Internet Explorer. Using BestRegEdit, and I reset my Q9c after making the changes...still reverts though.
Strange thing is, when I first made the DNS changes a few days ago, the DNS values held for about an hour or so - now they won't stick whatsoever.
If anyone has any advice - I'd greatly appreciate it!

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Big-D at EverythingQ has this SITE which has an app - SetOpenDNS. I downloaded it, placed it in a folder in Programs and then dropped a shortcut into Windows\StartUp so that it runs each time I reset my phone. I have found it to be very inconsistent on my Sprint Q9c. Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not. For example - after a restart, the settings are changed to Open DNS, but once I launch PIE, they revert back to the old settings.
Honestly, I could not really tell much difference in speed anyway!