Google sites not opening with BSNL broadband

Getting BSNL broadband connection is one thing and then make run is another big task. Its not that BSNL dataone connection was my first choice but as they say beggars are not choosers. With limited option to pick from (precisely two BSNL and Tata Indicom) I reluctantly picked the state owned giant.

I also have a hidden agenda behind the same (No its not to please my father in law who works with another former state owned telecom giant MTNL), the bill generated for BSNl act as a legitimate address proof. Many of you would be aware of my plight while trying to reissue my passport where i run from pillar to post to prove my identity.

Anyways, BSNL connection started throwing tantrum from the day of installation only (including by the linesman who would ask for regular chai-pani for activation). The connectivity was erratic and connection tag slow. I relied on the internet god to check the connectivity. But little did I realize that there more to internet beyond google. Everything will work but for Google and related sites.

Here enters the Internet ka Baap, BSNL dataone, which for reasons best known to him don’t gel with google.  I resorted to other search engines and realize this is a very common problem for all BSNL broad band users who tries to access google, orkut, gmail and other google sites.

Doing some more research it suggests , i found following stuff on internet.

“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.”

This was really frustrating as life seems to be standstill for me on internet without google. But surprisingly this complicated and widespread problem has a quick solution.

SOLUTION (Simple) :

BSNL DNS is the root cause of the problem, so simply change it to DNS that works.

IMPLEMENTATION (Simpler) :

a) Double click the LAN icon on your system tray

b) Go to Properties > Click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

c) Choose “Use the following DNS server addresses”

d) Update 208.67.222.222 as preffered DNS server and 208.67.220.220 as alternate DNS server

e) You’re DONE


These DNS are provided by OpenDNS . I have actually experience a better connectivity and page rendering using these settings. HAPPY SURFING….

14. May 2010 by Amit Gupta
Categories: Internet & Mobile | Tags: , , , , , , | 20 comments

Comments (20)

  1. tried it , worked like a charm . thanx so much

  2. it works great job ….. Thanks ji thank you so much god bless you ….

  3. I am not able to open playstore in my android mobile in bsnl wifi, how do i change the dns for mobile.

  4. Hi friends, how is the whole thing, and what you wish for to say on the topic of
    this article, in my view its actually awesome in favor
    of me.

  5. bro i m using BSNL wimax and since 7 or 8 days only google and facebook is not opening in pc and in phone playstore and main sites are not opening …. i have tried changing ip address 8.8.8.8 & 8.8.4.4 but still not working plz help me

  6. Sir, Thank you very much.

  7. Fixed! thanks.

  8. I am not able to open facebook in my pc with bsnl broadband. plz help me

  9. Thanks dude

  10. thanks a lott bhai
    🙂

  11. Ihave the same problem :Google sites not opening with BSNL broadband.

    Iam using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and do not find the LAN icon on my sysyem tray and hence unable to use your suggesion.

    Pls help!

    Googolplex Googolplex Thanx in advance!

    • SOLUTION (Simple) :

      BSNL DNS is the root cause of the problem, so simply change it to DNS that works.

      IMPLEMENTATION (Simpler) :

      a) Double click the LAN icon on your system tray

      b) Go to Properties > Click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)

      c) Choose “Use the following DNS server addresses”

      d) Update 208.67.222.222 as preffered DNS server and 208.67.220.220 as alternate DNS server

      e) You’re DONE

  12. na bro its not working till google sites r not opening ! i am using win7 64bit and lan with 4 XP sp2 pc

    plz guide me!

    Jafar

  13. Thanks a lot Dear……

    You have save my work. really nice……….

  14. Thank you very much Amit… the DNS you have given made things work … !!

  15. Hi Amit, Thanks a ton for this tip. For the last couple of days i have been unable to use Google and Gmail and thought that it was something to do with the big daddy. Yet, i Yahoo-ed and found your tip… tried the second simpler one and it works wonderfully.

    Thanks again. You saved my day.

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