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BSNL DNS Problems and how to solve it | November 22, 2006

If you are a BSNL dataone user, chances are that you are facing DNS issues for the last few weeks or so. Their DNS servers are just unresponsive. The lookup takes a long duration and many times just time out. The solution? Use third party DNS servers or run your own one like djbdns.

The easiest options is to use OpenDNS. Just reconfigure your network to use the following DNS servers:

208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220

Detailed instructions specific to your router are available in the OpenDNS website itself. After I reconfigured my Linksys router to use the above 2 IP addresses, my DNS problems just vanished! Other ‘freebies’ that come with OpenDNS are phishing filters and automatic URL correction. Even if your service provider’s DNS servers are working fine, you can still use OpenDNS just for these two special features.

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45 Comments »

  1. Two easier-to-remember public DNS servers are 4.2.2.1 and 4.2.2.2.

    Comment by psranga — December 4, 2006 @ 1:12 am

  2. psranga is absolutely right.

    Comment by Wilson — December 4, 2006 @ 7:20 am

  3. Thanks a ton, people.

    just was getting too pissed of with waiting for looking up even google.co.in

    2 mins after changing dns servers i even forgot that i had this problem.

    Thanks again.

    Comment by kernel — April 3, 2007 @ 5:14 pm

  4. psranga whats with easy to remenmber dns servers.

    you are not going to keep typing them time and again

    i went with opendns

    Comment by kernel — April 3, 2007 @ 5:16 pm

  5. Great Tip! Open DNS worked sexy!

    Comment by Shamasis Bhattacharya — May 17, 2007 @ 11:02 pm

  6. Guys, Thanks a lot. this is working great.
    Whos DNS is 4.2.2.1 and 4.2.2.2.

    Comment by Rocque — May 24, 2007 @ 12:58 pm

  7. Has anybody tried pinging these DNS servers? I use a totally different set of DNS servers for DataOne that return 30ms and are way faster then these ones.

    Comment by KingKong — August 7, 2007 @ 9:23 pm

  8. Thanks for the tip…my search for “BSNL DNS problems” took me to your page….

    Comment by AK — December 7, 2007 @ 10:44 am

  9. Thank guys. Am trying to get msdn.microsoft.com working with these and none of them are helping. Could someone check and help.
    Thanks

    Comment by Manuj — December 19, 2007 @ 1:22 pm

  10. Oh Boy… Thanks a ton.. It just works great…
    Though your post is dated in 2006.. I just gave a try… For last few days.. I was unable to open http://www.citibank.co.in.. After changing the DNS Servers to 208.67.222.222
    208.67.220.220
    am able to get on.. Thanks a bunch.

    Comment by Mahesh Dewan — January 12, 2008 @ 9:56 pm

  11. Thank you @psranga, Still Bsnl got problem with DNS 2008

    Comment by Invisible Bond — February 13, 2008 @ 11:37 pm

  12. Thanks a lot ! Had this issue with DNS, and 4.2.2.1 works great ! Will look into OpenDNS though..

    Comment by gautham — March 23, 2008 @ 8:51 pm

  13. Voicing the same; kudos to you.

    Me had this issue for past 3 weeks. Your year-old post is still dated.

    My friend Raveendra and myself used this to fix my broadband connection.

    Thanks a ton.

    Comment by Mallik — April 12, 2008 @ 6:39 pm

  14. Thanks its even works now….Tooo…

    Comment by Senthil — April 26, 2008 @ 11:45 pm

  15. it is working great but i want to know that ,will it effect my data usage??? bcoz wen i did so ,i viewed my usage details and i was surprised that it show over 190mb usage .i usage it for 1 hour only and didn’t downloaded anything…also the readings and time shown in my usage account was not correct…..what is it???my password is very tough and i change it daily…..then who usage my network??? plzzzzz help me

    Comment by ravi — June 6, 2008 @ 12:22 am

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  17. Thanks a lot, this helped me a lot :)

    Comment by Varun — July 22, 2008 @ 11:10 am

  18. Thanks Man
    “BSNL DNS Problems and how to solve it”
    the title is perfect for serch optimization to the solution….I just got the solution without wasting any time…….

    Comment by Hari — August 9, 2008 @ 7:55 pm

  19. This works. Hey man you rock… Was breaking my head with Bsnl BB. Thanks a ton …

    Comment by Karthik — November 19, 2008 @ 12:32 pm

  20. Have id form vsnl.. Able to receive mails( dama@vsnl.com} but not able to send any.. Could anyone help? Recently I have installed a DATAONE (BSNL)wireless modem..

    Comment by Dr S Ramasami — December 29, 2008 @ 7:15 am

  21. Thanks a lot!! I too was experiencing problems with BSNL Dataone DNS. Search on Google led me straight to this page. It worked very well.Thanks again.

    Comment by Prasad — January 2, 2009 @ 3:49 pm

  22. opendns sucks…..u know why cause it blocks all site containing porn,nudity and explicity..nw who wud want dat.

    Comment by player — April 28, 2009 @ 9:49 am

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  24. The DNS problem persists into 2009 and your blog continues to solve our problem. Thanks!

    Comment by The Kenyan Keralite — October 4, 2009 @ 8:17 pm

  25. still working.. thanks

    Comment by M — November 8, 2009 @ 2:55 pm

  26. Tottally agre……its 2009 and the problem@2006 is still there…..za lot of thanks for solving the problem

    Comment by detoknight — November 29, 2009 @ 9:14 pm

  27. Thanks brother thank you so much! you don’t know how much i struggled past 7 days for this little creep

    Comment by shiv mishra — December 25, 2009 @ 2:53 pm

  28. Hi guys if u are really facing slow speed problem in BSNL Broadband, use
    Preferred DNS server – 61.1.96.69
    Alternate DNS server – 61.1.96.71

    I used it, it really works! try it!

    Comment by Kishore — January 6, 2010 @ 10:18 pm

  29. “Hi guys if u are really facing slow speed problem in BSNL Broadband, use
    Preferred DNS server – 61.1.96.69
    Alternate DNS server – 61.1.96.71
    I used it, it really works! try it!”

    This really works.. THANKS DUDE, Thanks a lot!!

    Comment by Sarvesh — January 19, 2010 @ 8:23 pm

  30. Best DNS for BSNL is here

    218.67.222.222
    218.67.220.220

    Comment by Pawan Rajauriyaa — July 7, 2010 @ 7:56 am

  31. thanks thanks thanks, it helped me a lot.

    Comment by rakesh — July 16, 2010 @ 3:20 pm

  32. will it work from my PS3 because my laptop is not with me can u tell me anything that i can do from my ps3?

    Comment by kannan — August 22, 2010 @ 2:54 pm

  33. I had the same problem, though it didn’t solve even with the change in DNS. So incase you are still struggling try changing the MTU.

    Here is the detail :-

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

    Comment by Neeraj — September 2, 2010 @ 11:36 am

  34. Today i called to BSNL customer care using 1504 number. I said” My internet connection not working at the first request”. the same thing happend to my friends also. After that they gave me one DNS details mentioned below;
    TCP/IP

    1) 192.168.1.10

    3) MASK: 192.168.1.1.

    4) Pref DNS : 215 248 255 147

    5) ALT DND: 215 248 255 146

    Comment by Srihari — December 6, 2010 @ 8:10 am

  35. best ever dns always are
    Primary: 208.67.222.222
    Secondary: 208.67.220.220

    try these. no blocking sites and best speed in torrents as well.

    Comment by vijay — January 10, 2011 @ 1:24 pm

  36. BSNL DNS Server Address for Andhra Pradesh Region is :
    Primary – 218.248.255.147
    Secondary – 218.248.255.146

    Comment by Uppala.Devendraprasad — February 22, 2011 @ 9:21 am

  37. plz tell me dns address of bsnl in nasik

    Comment by PIAA — July 6, 2011 @ 11:29 am

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    Comment by Micheal Ahmed — July 18, 2011 @ 11:16 pm

  39. can u plz tell bsnl server for kerala trichur

    Comment by Arun — September 8, 2011 @ 6:23 am

  40. i meant the full dns setting and server address

    Comment by Arun — September 8, 2011 @ 6:25 am

  41. Does this solution work for BSNL Bangalore also? ( open DNS
    That is
    Primary – 218.248.255.147
    Secondary – 218.248.255.146

    Comment by prabhu788082 — October 14, 2011 @ 12:02 pm

  42. Thanks for applying time in order to create “BSNL DNS
    Problems and how to solve it My Two Cents”. Many thanks yet again ,Yolanda

    Comment by http://google.com — February 14, 2013 @ 3:52 am

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    Comment by summer internship — April 9, 2013 @ 3:31 am

  44. barwani city bsnl dns no .and altenate dns no.

    Comment by suresh moyal — May 4, 2013 @ 5:50 pm

  45. It does not work for me plz tell me from starting how to do it

    Comment by krish — November 7, 2014 @ 6:25 pm


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