BSNL DNS Problems and how to solve it

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.

46 thoughts on “BSNL DNS Problems and how to solve it

  1. 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.

  2. psranga whats with easy to remenmber dns servers.

    you are not going to keep typing them time and again

    i went with opendns

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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…….

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. “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!!

  11. 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

  12. 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.

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

  15. I think this is one of the most vital info for me.
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