Increase Speed of BSNL Broadband connection

Discussion in 'BSNL broadband' started by Parminder, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. Admin

    Admin Administrator Staff Member

    Setting DNS For Your Connection
    One of the major problems with BSNL Dataone Broadband connection is the DNS servers they provide by default. Most of the time they are very slow and sometimes they fail to respond. I noticed that I am starting to spend a significant amount of time in DNS resolution with Dataone connection, often it is larger than the time it takes to actually get the reponse. Here is a simple solution to significantly speed up your DNS resolution.

    Open up the network connection profile and edit TCP/IP settings. In the DNS server address fields, specify the following DNS server addresses: and
    Disconnect the connection and then connect again. You are done.

    This specifies third party DNS servers which are significantly faster than BSNL Dataone’s DNS servers.
  2. New Member

    Great tips

    this works for me thanks for sharing.

    Everyone advised to use this.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 8, 2007
  3. thats_me

    thats_me New Member

    Does it work for the Unlimited PLAN ??
  4. Admin

    Admin Administrator Staff Member

    Yes it should work..
    Just write down your original settings and use the ones given in the first post and see how it goes and if it doesn't make any difference just revert to your original DNS settings and you will be fine :)
    Dont forget to report back what the result was.. a screen shot of your speed test would be a huge favor.. if possible before and after pictures please.
  5. thats_me

    thats_me New Member

    Its not working may be because bandwith for unlimited plans are 256 kbps (and not upto 2mbps).:( any ways thanks for the info on increasing bb speed.

    I hope BSNL increases the speed of Unlimited plans to 512 Kbps atleast by 2008.
  6. Admin

    Admin Administrator Staff Member

    I guess you got the wrong impression.. These DNS settings wont increase your speed beyond what your plans max speed is, it would only help in bringing your actual speed to the advertised speed for your plan so if you are getting anywhere near 80% of 256kbps then you are getting what you should do and anything above that is a bonus :)
  7. vinurvk

    vinurvk Member

    this is not true.... here is the proof...

    Before Changes...


    After Changes...

  8. barath

    barath New Member

    its not working

    i am setting this dns server address.its shows error the server address is blocked
  9. thats_me

    thats_me New Member

    I used to Download at about 30 Kbps using my plan
    And after using the DNS server ips I still got 30 Kbps
  10. Aditya

    Aditya New Member

    The downloading speed was normal to me bcoz it was same as it was bfore.

    Here's a screen cap of my speed


    By using RapidShare Premium speed is 200kbps-240kbps.
    By using Torrents speed is 220kbps-250kbps.
    By using DIRECT HTTP or FTP speed is 250kbps constant.
  11. (-N-)

    (-N-) New Member

    dont expect to get 2mbits on a 256K connection!!!dns servers help reduce the time it takes to load web pages!!nobody else noticing tht after u type a web address, u hav to wait for 4-5 seconds and then the website starts loading very fast?

    well by changing the dns server u can reduce tht 4-5 second waiting time!!
  12. jassy

    jassy New Member

    thanks for the tips admin..i am using that already and let me tell you the speed definitely gets improved..:)

    one more tip to add is:

    in your microsoft's data handling you can reduce its "Onlinesvc"'s bandwidth utilization to 0% which is by default set at getting another 20% added to your speed boosting:)
  13. cool_techie_tvm

    cool_techie_tvm Amor vincit omnia

    I use Treewalk DNS. It also helps me in faster browsing :)
  14. (-N-)

    (-N-) New Member

  15. vinurvk

    vinurvk Member

    20% reserved bandwidth

    Microsoft reserves 20% of your available bandwidth for its own purposes (suspect for updates and interrogating your machine etc.)
    Here’s how to get it back

    Click Start / Run
    Type: gpedit.msc
    This opens the group policy editor. Then go to:

    Local Computer Policy / Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / Network / QOS Packet Scheduler / Limit Reservable Bandwidth

    Double click on Limit Reservable bandwidth. It will say it is not configured, but the truth is under the ‘Explain‘ tab:

    “By default, the Packet Scheduler limits the system to 20 percent of the bandwidth of a connection, but you can use this setting to override the default.”

    So the trick is to ENABLE reservable bandwidth, then set it to ZERO. This will allow the system to reserve nothing, rather than the default 20%.
  16. Korupt

    Korupt New Member

    Well i dont face this problem. I have their connection at my office and i would say that it load a website instantly.
  17. sankarsingh

    sankarsingh New Member

    it's o.k but you get some other benefits

    may be changing the dns not affected/increased to your net speed, but they are the Open DNS Settings you will get some other benefits using those like blocking porno sites or any site you would like to block etc. For more details go to the site OpenDNS | Providing A Safer And Faster Internet
  18. ezhilaksh

    ezhilaksh New Member

    Alternate DNS Servers

    Try using the follwing DNS addresses as the ping latency is considerably less when compared to others. I hope, these two servers are in Bangalore only. Bangalore users may face an improvement in the loading time of the webpage


  19. cool_techie_tvm

    cool_techie_tvm Amor vincit omnia

    Am on Treewalk DNS service :)
  20. foundawallet

    foundawallet Member

    thanks for sharing the info dude..:)

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