Use open DNS to fix BSNL broadband access problem

Some of you who are using BSNL broadband at home told me that you are not able to access my blog. I also had the problem and found that it was something to do with BSNL DNS cache. I was not able to access my website and mail from time to time (Sometimes even Google.com)

Finally after discussing with some experts, I reconfigured my PC to use DNS Servers provided by OpenDNS and now I can reach all sites. Instead of using BSNL ISP’s DNS Servers, configure your computer (Change IP in network properties) to use the OpenDNS servers as follows

1. Open Control Panel -> Networking and Sharing Center -> Manage Network Connection.

2. Now a window showing all networks will be opened. Select BSNL Connection -> Right click -> Properties.

3. Now, double click on Internet Protocol Version(TCP/IPv4) and in newly opened window at bottom, select “Use the following DNS Server address” .

4. And fill these 2 DNS Addresses in two fields:

208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220

It is faster and my research tells me that there is no security risk. Don’t miss all the action and updates from MS Academy!!



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Ganapathy Subramanian, Founder and CEO of MS Academy has a B.E degree from CEG Anna University. After 20 years in IT industry, he left a senior management position to pursue and lead his dream project - Management Scholars Academy. In his successful IT career, Ganapathy has been VP-HR at Polaris FT Ltd and Director-Projects at CSC India Pvt Ltd. He has designed, developed, and deployed many innovative leadership training programs, PM competency diagnostics frameworks, and performance management systems for project managers. These programs helped the corporates build PM competency and excel in project management practices. Ganapathy has traveled extensively in the US, UK, Japan and Singapore as a consultant for AT&T, Lucent, Citibank, CSC, Unilever and Visa. Ganapathy has been a mentor to many project managers in CSC, Polaris and now to hundreds of PMs through MS Academy. He has coached many PMs to appear and get the PMP certification. The reason MS Academy's PMP training program has become so popular so quickly is that the trainers give personal time and attention during and after the boot camp and guide the PMP aspirants step by step towards their goal. Please visit http://www.msacademy.in/ or contact ganapathy@msacademy.in for further details.

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Laura Oppenheimer
August 6th, 2010

Hi G,

Not only is there no security risk, but OpenDNS also protects you from phishing and malware!

Glad it’s working as a solution for getting visitors back to your Web site.

Best,
Laura
OpenDNS.com


MG Thomas
August 7th, 2010

I too was struggling with this problem and had to repeatedly click at different times to get some links. It is solved now with your suggestion.
Thanks a lot Ganapathy.

– MG Thomas


Neeraj
September 2nd, 2010

DNS is not always the problem. I had infact used opendns and still it didnt work out. Then someone suggested me to change the MTU.

I have complete detail here on my blog.

http://www.technimi.com/index.php?do=/neeraj/blog/not-able-to-access-many-sites-using-bsnl-dataone-resolved/


Ganapathy Subramanian
September 5th, 2010

Open DNS solved it for me and a few I know who had similar problem with BSNL broadband. So one go for changing MTU if changing DNS doesn’t work.


Ishrath
October 12th, 2010

Glad that there is a community out there facing this problem. My sites too had a problem with not only BSNL but Reliance Net Connect too. Solved.

But there should not have been a problem in the first place. Why does it happen? And why only a few sites face this?


Vish
October 15th, 2010

Hi… I also use Bsnl.. I was using google DNS so far and i found ur blog and found it usefull.. when searching found dnsadvantage and they re too faster equally to opendns
Now can you tell me which to use OPENDNS or DNSADVANTAGE
which to use and whish will be secure and reliable 🙂
Thanks…


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February 14th, 2014

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Ajay Dasila
December 7th, 2015

OpenDNS worked for me on my BSNL WiMAX connection. Thank you very much!!!

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