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

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temasek

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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?id=uk.co.mytechie.setDNS&hl=en

Bye bye sluggish market.

Enjoy :)
 

stevvie

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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.
 

Treatcon

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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?id=uk.co.mytechie.setDNS&hl=en

Bye bye sluggish market.

Enjoy :)

AWESOME, thanks!!
 

Fulwood Sedge

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Holy cow, that's amazing thank you so much!!!
Never really noticed that the Market takes soo long to load until reading your thread.
And then I never thought the improvement would be that good either!
Thank you!!!
 

TrymHansen

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Of cuz it works. I won't dare to post if ain't working good. :D

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.

I'm confused. Are you saying that the market does not use the dhcp-supplied dns-servers?

If that's the case why would changing the dns have any effect, it the market doesn't use the system's dns anyway?

This is not to cast doubt on the solution, just curious to how this is supposed to work. I get no tangible improvement in market startup-speed. Maybe I'm not suffering from the startup-delay anyway, 10 seconds as some have mentioned seems like a lot, mine starts in 4-5 seconds (admittedly too long) after a force-stop and cache-clean.

My phone/market seems to use the dhcp-dns, which of course is my local router, which again forwards to my favourite dns.
 

temasek

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Feb 2, 2010
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I'm confused. Are you saying that the market does not use the dhcp-supplied dns-servers?

If that's the case why would changing the dns have any effect, it the market doesn't use the system's dns anyway?

This is not to cast doubt on the solution, just curious to how this is supposed to work. I get no tangible improvement in market startup-speed. Maybe I'm not suffering from the startup-delay anyway, 10 seconds as some have mentioned seems like a lot, mine starts in 4-5 seconds (admittedly too long) after a force-stop and cache-clean.

My phone/market seems to use the dhcp-dns, which of course is my local router, which again forwards to my favourite dns.

If your router already has your favourite dns in place then there wouldn't be sluggishness in market. But when u surf elsewhere with wifi and probably u will get sluggish market.

If u don't have any sluggish market then no need for this method. :)

Btw try phishing the market route. See what u get. :p
 
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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?id=uk.co.mytechie.setDNS&hl=en

    Bye bye sluggish market.

    Enjoy :)
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    Of cuz it works. I won't dare to post if ain't working good. :D

    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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    Wifi tether app? It has history of conflicts with roms especially gb roms. Breaks wifi.

    No teeter, ist a Sense rom game, i found a apk to install it on AOSP roms, but this is months ago and worked fine, till now. I dont know why at this point it break my market, but after uninstall and clear market my market runs normal again. So maybe ohter users with the problem should search for a app that break their market. Here i posted how i fixed it in step by step. Sorry for my bad english ;)
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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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    Well, part of the reason is because of parental filters. For example, blocking porn. :D
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