Sunday, February 10, 2008

Netgear: Configuring for BSNL Dataone

I had no choice so I had to take BSNL (as stated in the previous post), but when the supplied modem broke (and also since I wanted an wireless router which they never seemed to have in stock) I chose to buy a separate router instead of waiting for BSNL to fix it.

The modem that I bought, is actually an ADSL router from Netgear. Model number is DG834G v3, but as I bought it about 6 months ago, if you buy one now you'll most likely get a future version. It has a wireless port, as well as 4 Ethernet ports. Also Netgear, unlike UT Starcom (the brand of modem that BSNL provided me), has an active website with support, documentation, and firm wire updates. And needless to say, I didn't face any problem from it. It is a hell of a modem. If you don't believe me check out some of the reviews in Google.

Here are the configurations for BSNL Dataone connection. This configurations are mentioned for Netgear, although it should work with any other modem too - only the order and the naming may not exactly match.

1) Basic Settings
Does Internet connection require a login? Yes
Encapsulation: PPPoE
Login: [your username without the '@bsnl.in' part]
Password: [your password]
Service name: [you may choose to leave it empty, or optionally put 'bsnl.in' here]
Idle timeout in minutes: 0
Internet IP Address: Get dynamically from ISP
Domain Name Server: Use these DNS - choose any two from the following list of DNS
BSNL DNS: 61.1.96.69, 61.1.96.71, 218.248.255.145, 218.248.255.193
Alternatively, if the above is not working for some problem you can choose Open DNS which is slower, but sometimes more reliable - 208.67.222.222, 208.67.220.220. However it is advisable to switch over to BSNL DNS whenever possible, as it would be much faster for a BSNL connection.
NAT (Network Access Translation): Enabled

2) ADSL Settings
Multiplexing Method: LLC-BASED
VPI: 0
VCI: 35
DSL Mode: ADSL2+

After these your Internet connection should work. To change any other configuration of the modem, and also for help on the configuration options mentioned above, you can scroll through the Help section that comes in blue on the right side of the page as you adjust the settings.

59 comments:

  1. How did you configure the RJ11 input from BSNL line to go into the RJ45 input port of NETGEAR router?
    Or did your router really have an RJ11 input option?

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  2. The one that I am using is Netgear DG843G, which is an ADSL Modem + Router. It has an RJ11 input, but no RJ45 input. The one that you have is probably a WG model, with a router only. You will need a separate ADSL modem that will convert the ADSL telephone signal. You can attach the output of the modem to the input port of your Netgear router.

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  3. ing the same router..but am not able to connect to dataone,it got connected to pc(so that i can change the seeting of the modem)...but not able to connect to internet

    tried the settings provided by you,but still the problem persist,can u help me(i got the modem from UK,So anything to change?/)

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  4. I am using the same router(v3),recently i got from UK,i have tried everything,but not able to connect to dataone(i think i have connected to laptop,since i can change the settings of the router over wifi)
    can u help me??

    (am having a wired seimens c2110,by that am able to connect)

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  5. Hi Shareef,
    I think you are having a configuration issue because the C2110 and NETGEAR router (and any other router for that matter) will have IP address set to 192.168.1.1 by default and these will conflict.

    I connected to my NETGEAR router (C2110 is disconnected at this moment from both the laptop the netgear router) and changed its IP address to 192.168.2.1. DHCP is turned on now.

    C2110 continues to be at 192.168.1.1.

    Connect NETGEAR router to C2110 and laptop to NETGEAR (you can test wireless later...). Now turn both routers off and turn them on.

    Hope it works...

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  6. Thank you for the DNS Servers...My only problem solved...

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  7. i'm using netgear DG834 router only few of the sites are getting opened and net is very much slow.is there any other changes to be done inthe settings?

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  8. i'm using Netgear DG834 router which i configured recently,i'm not able to open many sites and its taking a long time to open any site , is there any other changes to be done,other than that mentioned above?

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  9. It worked for me thanks

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  10. wow bro....i was using my netgear wid my dataone conn. very smoothly, but wid my iphone4, it was not connecting....but after filling ur given dns values, it running very smoothly...thnks bro..
    n one question..does these values slows down my conn. ???

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  11. hi iam having a neat gear N150 wireless ADSL2+MODEM ROUTER
    more than half the websites are not opening.
    not even yahoo is opening.
    please help tell me what to do
    my Email is :shaik.irfan.24@gmail.com

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  12. Shaik, if it is a problem with the DNS then the settings mentioned in the blog on OpenDNS will sove it.

    But since you can't open some sites, and (I presume) you _can_ open some, it could be a problem with your ISP. You will need to speak with them to understand what is wrong. Meanwhile you can try to browse with an online proxy or anonimizer (search in google, there are many) if it is not blocked. If you use this method you should be careful about filling in any private details, eg. your password etc.

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  13. hi Shaik try setting the MTU Size to 1458 and check again..

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  14. nice post. thanks its working for N150 netgear modem. try using MTU is 1458

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  15. Thanks this post really helped...had been struggling with the setting for the entire day.

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  16. Thank you so much... Changing MTU to 1458 really helped!!! :)

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  17. Love your posts!

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  18. hi iam having a neat gear N150 wireless ADSL2+MODEM ROUTER
    more than half the websites are not opening.
    not even yahoo is opening.
    please help tell me what to do
    my Email is :shashi.may09@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you so much... Changing MTU to 1458 really helped!!! :)

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  19. hi iam having a netgear N150 wireless ADSL2+MODEM ROUTER
    it's getting disconnected very often tried various mtu values...too much frustrated with it

    please provide any solution. ??
    thnx

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