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[HOW-TO] Speed up Market 3.xx using WiFi

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9th October 2011, 09:59 AM   |  #1  
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I'm presently using Market 3.1.5 and using wifi it is really really slow. The issue lies with the DNS resolution time. The new market uses url like v11.lscache3.c.android.clients.google.com. The delay to resolve this url over wifi takes usually over 10 seconds. ( +/-). Apparently the new market over mobile network isn't affected by this.

Now how to speed up new market? Since it is a DNS resolution issue, I think Google should do something about it but in the mean time something a user CAN do to speed up the new market.

I use Set DNS to change my DNS servers to use OpenDNS (there are other choices like GoogleDNS, etc). Once set, the new market opens almost instantly.

Set DNS
https://market.android.com/details?i...e.setDNS&hl=en

Bye bye sluggish market.

Enjoy
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9th October 2011, 10:08 AM   |  #2  
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Can confirm it works, went from 5-6 seconds before image load to about 1 seconds, thanks for this tip !
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9th October 2011, 10:15 AM   |  #3  
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Of cuz it works. I won't dare to post if ain't working good.

Kinda sick of the sluggish new market for some time now so tried several ways to speed it up.

This is the best for now, at least for me.
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9th October 2011, 10:48 AM   |  #5  
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My market already opens instantly as I have set open DNS in my router
That explains the longish wait when I'm around my mates.
9th October 2011, 10:51 AM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by stevvie

My market already opens instantly as I have set open DNS in my router
That explains the longish wait when I'm around my mates.

So now u set it on your phone and u don't have to worry about sluggish new market anywhere over wifi.
9th October 2011, 11:15 AM   |  #7  
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I had no idea that Market over 3G was faster. Thanks for the tip Temasek!
9th October 2011, 11:16 AM   |  #8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by temasek

I'm presently using Market 3.1.5 and using wifi it is really really slow. The issue lies with the DNS resolution time. The new market uses url like v11.lscache3.c.android.clients.google.com. The delay to resolve this url over wifi takes usually over 10 seconds. ( +/-). Apparently the new market over mobile network isn't affected by this.

Now how to speed up new market? Since it is a DNS resolution issue, I think Google should do something about it but in the mean time something a user CAN do to speed up the new market.

I use Set DNS to change my DNS servers to use OpenDNS (there are other choices like GoogleDNS, etc). Once set, the new market opens almost instantly.

Set DNS
https://market.android.com/details?i...e.setDNS&hl=en

Bye bye sluggish market.

Enjoy

AWESOME, thanks!!
9th October 2011, 11:20 AM   |  #9  
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I had no idea that Market over 3G was faster. Thanks for the tip Temasek!

That's a 'bug' due to DNS resolution delay (I cannot confirm but that's my bet). Wifi usually should be faster.
9th October 2011, 11:25 AM   |  #10  
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fine tip, thx !

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