If you are in India and have a BSNL DataOne broadband internet connection, you might have experienced this problem quite often. Your connection appears to be OK and all lights glowing on the modem. Your LAN icon is also showing connected. However, you are not able to open any website.

This is a common problem faced by BSNL broadband users. The DNS server they use is not that active to respond.

DNS stands for Domain Name Server. When you type www.google.com, the DNS server converts the name into an IP address of Google. Then it follows the IP address to fetch you the webpage.

Now, due to a defective DNS server system, your typed address can not get resolved into IP. So you reach nowhere.

Verify if this is the problem:

Try typing the IP of the website instead of the name. That is, type http://74.125.45.100/ instead of http://www.google.com and you should reach the Google website.
Some other websites’ IP for easy reference:
CNN.com http://157.166.224.26/
BBC.com http://212.58.251.197/

If you are able to open the website by typing the IP as mentioned above, then we are sure it was the problem with BSNL’s DNS servers.

How to solve this:

Open your network connection properties. Usually you open it by double clicking on the LAN icon on your system tray, then going to ‘Properties’ and then ‘Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)’ properties.

Now choose to ‘Use the following DNS server addresses’ and enter the two addresses 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220 for OPENDNS.

Change DNS server addresses

Change DNS server addresses

Useful Tip
If OPENDNS doesn’t work, try GOOGLE’S FREE DNS SERVICE:
8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4

Now save and close everything. Your internet should behave normal now.

Upgrade your Hardware

The default router provided/sold by BSNL on new connection isn’t usually the best one for performance; and this might be the reason for intermittent troubles, especially fluctuating wifi signal problems. Consider buying a mid-range wifi router from a reputed brand. Make sure the one you buy has a sufficiently long coverage for all the rooms in your house. Here’re a few you can look at:

The basic one that works great:

A little more expensive and robust:

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79 Comments on Fix BSNL Broadband DNS problem

  1. sethug says:

    thanks for your usefull & helpful message.

  2. Neeraj says:

    I had the same problem with DNS. But to my disappointment it didnt resolve completely. The I changed my MTU settings and it worked. Here is the detail of that in my blog.

  3. Viva says:

    BSNL internet costs me FOUR TIMES what my friends are paying for similar connections from other better private service providers. BSNL is not at all professional. It should be privatized ASAP.

  4. ranvir says:

    it realy works man
    thanks

  5. Arun says:

    This method is really good. in windows7 go to change in adapter settings & then rt click& select properties then select properties of IPv4 in that, do same changes as mentioned above

  6. Arun says:

    I dont agree with viva. Bsnl is good
    trust worth

  7. Nisha says:

    Bsnl broadband is the best compared to other service providers also cost effective..

  8. Naimu says:

    Here is my suggestion . It solved my issue (bsnl) .
    The fastest free DNS service , Google Public DNS is a free, global Domain Name System (DNS) resolution service, that you can use as an alternative to your current DNS provider.

    To try it out:

    Configure your network settings to use the IP addresses 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 as your DNS servers or

  9. mbmarx says:

    This is not DNS issue,It is because of modem settings issue.
    Correct WI FI router configuration to be made.I faced the same problem and resolved the issue now.

    You can visit … for more details.
    And the direct link for the configuration is provided below.

  10. suraj singh says:

    my bsnl net is not working.all the lights on modem are glowing but when i troubleshoot it says dns server might be unavailable. When i try to open sites via proxy , still i cant access any site. It seems there is some other problem along with dns server problem. Please help.

  11. RV NIRHALI says:

    Thanks
    is it for bsnl broadband or netsetter (ALCATEL)
    please reply

  12. suraj singh says:

    its for bsnl broadband

  13. suraj singh says:

    also after changing lot of dns servers i got rid of limited connectivity and got connected to internet in notification area but still cant access any website…. Also when pinging proxy for google etc it shows time out.

  14. Rajeev Agrawal says:

    Wonderful!! You guys keep internet alive..Amen.

  15. pk says:

    getting delayed to get the connection. “server not found” has become a common slogan for past one month. bsnl broadband service in kolkata – 91 is a total crap. don’t know how private operators are

  16. Soumya Ranjan Das says:

    Works perfectly !! Keep it up..

  17. I cannot connect to my blogspot page via BSNL Wifi. But I can connect via Airtel 3G, Reliance Net Connect etc. anyone knows why?
    Thanks in advance

  18. sharanya says:

    i am not able to open any blogspot.com pages with my BSNL wi-fi.
    Can someone pls help

    • Venkat says:

      I guess it’s not working while using the cable as well?

      Did you try changing DNS settings as mentioned in this guide?

      Also try using a different browser.

      Try deleting browser cookies and temporary files.

      Open command prompt and type “ipconfig /flushdns” without quotes and hit enter. It will clear the DNS cache.

  19. Tushar says:

    Hi Guys!
    I have got best solution from here. My problem has been resolved. Thanks a lot gentleman!!!

  20. shambhu singh rao says:

    i have bsnl brodband conection and problem massage ikone show that “”invalid user id and passord”” actually my id and password correct how can i solve it broblem if you need id and password i can send kindly reply about it problems.

    mo 9610500407

  21. MAnik says:

    I have the same problem with my bsnl broadband connection , but after changing DNS i can’t get rid of ,, nw plz help how to change MTU settins as suggested by neeraj . PLEASe

    THANKS

  22. raj says:

    opted bsnl broadband of 8 mbps speed, but got maximum of 5 mbps after lots of complaint,worked fine for one month, now again the speed is 56kbps,

    bsnl is good, but services are poor

  23. devi says:

    hello i am using TP link modem i tried connecting modem with my lap using wifi but it is not connecting showing DNS server isn’t responding problem. ple help me to solve this problem

  24. saurabh says:

    The problem could also be of loose connection or wiring. These government employees often leave loose joints. Report your issues to BSNL department. If possible phone high officials.

  25. Avi says:

    This works ….

  26. Suman says:

    My BSNL connection speed is falling like hell at the evening..currently I am on ULD 900 plan..speedtest reslt showing ping 260 ms bt dnload speed is 2.1 mbps…..bt too much ping..pls help me to resolve the problem

  27. Amit Trivedi says:

    Thanks for your suggestions, but for me neither this OpenDNS is working nor that Google free DNS configuration are working…I don’t know how to tackle this issue. Since here at my place BSNL service is provided, “as it’s available” and no support at all.

  28. Charak says:

    Well, the DNS fix is one major thing you can try whenever BSNL connections are down. especially when some sites open and some others don’t. However, BSNL broadband has a lot of other issues and net goes down due to those. You will have to call them and wait for the mercy of the staff.

  29. subrata chakraborty says:

    my broad band servis not working since last 10 days pl. cheack

  30. ravi shankar says:

    for me its working grate, lots of Thank you for help, i was very disappointed with Bsnl net with page loading problem ,after several refresh of the page it used to open but its working fine now. for me DNS 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 is working grate.

  31. sunil says:

    thanks a lot, it resolved

  32. jaffar ali says:

    Thank you very much. I was facing this issue for past three months. Now it was resolved from your solutions.

  33. Anshul Mittal says:

    Thanks thanks thanks
    I tried calling BSNL customer care but as expected, they didn’t listen.
    Firstly, I didn’t really think that this solution will work.
    I don’t even know how to thank u. U solved a big problem of mine

  34. param says:

    u r gr8 boss…. thanks alot…… it wrks best…

  35. pradeep says:

    hi ,

    i have a problem with BSNL , please help me in this regard,

    error says ,

    connection+between+router+and+access+is+broken ,please restart modem . connection drops every 10 minutes, Very annoying .

  36. manrex says:

    wonderful man it work link miracle thax

  37. Sonu Swami says:

    Oh! its Really Good….Thanks

  38. Qazi Tasir says:

    when i am trying to access my internet.. it doesn’t works sometimes and sometimes it do.. can anyone tell me what actually this problem is ..

  39. Vishwajeet says:

    Whoa Whoa … Great yaar it worked ..Dude .. thanks

  40. aaa says:

    Works perfect

  41. inmemyself says:

    thanks its really works !

  42. visiter says:

    it worked !!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. ubaid says:

    HI GUYS I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM ALWAYS SHOWING LIMITED ACCESS ON MY PC AND PHONE I AM USING BSNL BROADBAND PLZ HELP

  44. Nikhil Gautam says:

    I got a problem where my skype was able to access the internet easily but my browsers were not able to access the internet.I tried the following changes,

    I configured my network settings to use the IP addresses 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4 as your DNS servers and it started working good
    :)

  45. mayank6169@hotmail.com says:

    Thanks a ton bro! It worked. You are awesome!

  46. sonu says:

    sir when i enable my wifi bsnl it will shutdown and reboot again and wifi not work properly plz help me.

  47. Ritesh Jain says:

    I am also facing this problem and cannnot browse using the BSNL broadband. I connect via WIFI so i don’t get these options to fix when i am browsing via different connection.
    Please help.

  48. SARGUNAM says:

    SIR, I AM USE THE BSNL BROADBAND MOST OF TIME DNS PROBLEM COME , PLS HELP ME SIR.

  49. Hi

    My problem is that I am not able to access the websites with the ip address as well. Any Suggestions?

  50. Kumar says:

    Hi All,

    My problem was with the below commands. I ran these command in Command prompts.

    netsh int ip show int

    This resulted me the following

    Idx Met MTU State Name
    — ———- ———- ———— —————————
    1 50 4294967295 connected Loopback Pseudo-Interface 1
    10 25 1500 connected Wireless Network Connection
    13 5 1500 disconnected Local Area Connection 2
    18 50 1500 disconnected Bluetooth Network Connection

    I took the Idx number 10 corresponding to wireless connection in the below command.

    netsh interface ipv4 set subinterface “10″ mtu=1430 store=persistent

    To see the changes

    netsh int ip show int

    Idx Met MTU State Name
    — ———- ———- ———— —————————
    1 50 4294967295 connected Loopback Pseudo-Interface 1
    10 25 1430 connected Wireless Network Connection
    13 5 1500 disconnected Local Area Connection 2
    18 50 1500 disconnected Bluetooth Network Connection

    Now all the websites opening for me which are not earlier.

    Thanks

  51. Santosh says:

    Thank u very much

  52. Abhay says:

    hey it worked thanks alot

  53. Jason says:

    Thanks for the fix. I used Google DNS but had some problem. This one works fine :)

  54. Ratan says:

    Hi!

    My problem is that sometimes I get a yellow triangle with exclamation mark with internet icon in the system tray when all the modem lights are glowing and lots of outgoing and incoming bits
    activity. there is no internet connection. Any Suggestions?

    Thanks

  55. BPS says:

    I have an issue with my new DLINK 2730U N300 MODEM+ROUTER with BSNL boardband.

    I am trying to connect to cisco jabber application which is in my enterprise network. It says server could be communicated.

    At the same time, when I use my old modem from BSNL (conexant i think) it is working fine. I am able to connect.

    I have done a standard setup of the modem.

    Please help.

  56. sus says:

    its work but my mobile wifi not working pls fix it

  57. kannan says:

    i have bsnl and asus modem ,in modem dsl lights on but internet light is always off so no network is coming wat to do guys is any thing problem with my modem or internet connection plz help !!!!

  58. mehak says:

    your a life saver
    thank you
    it worked for me…

  59. Neethu says:

    I have a TP – Link modem. Last few days its showing DSN server error or SSN server error. Some sites are opening but not with full features. Please tell me how I can correct this?

    • Naveen says:

      I hooked up my new router TP-LINK TL-WR841N to broadband (BSNL).

      Internet access was working great in
      1. One of my laptops with Windows 8.1 OS was
      2. My Android mobile (Redmi 1S)

      But I was facing the peculiar issue of only Google, YouTube (IPv6) sites opening while all other sites (IPv4) not opening in
      1. one Windows 7 laptop
      2. Nokia Lumia 520

      After trying every solution suggested in the web, I finally hit this site. My router’s default MTU setting was 1480, which I changed to 1430. Voila! the issue is resolved. Thanks.

  60. avni prithvi says:

    This tip really worked man.. thanks a ton seriously!!!

  61. Sunil says:

    i bougth new router tp link TL-WR841N
    nd have a broadband connection of bsnl
    i m getting problm with some application on my android phone
    and some sites on my pc.
    theyy not opening only loading.
    please help to solve this.

  62. shweta says:

    thanks a lot… it works…

  63. parashurama says:

    We need bsnl land line connections

  64. afeef says:

    my moto e phons play store do not work with my bsnl wimax with digisol dg-hr3400 wifi router.anything else working like chrome .
    but working at other wimax with anather router.
    why is this happening.do i have to do anything with router or wimax?
    please help me.
    please help some one.thanking you.

  65. prateek says:

    thanks your trick really worked…thanks to ARUN also as his post guided how to apply it in windows 7.please edit to include how to use it in windows 7.

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