Ever get slow downs when downloading something with your bsnl braodband connection,the primary cause for this is that there is a problem with the dns settings that bsnl automatically assigns to us.Finding the right dns for your Bsnl broadband can greatly increase your net speed .Here is a long list of dns servers you can try out , and find out which works best for you.I recommend using DNS Advantage servers,(it has a server in India),:
BSnl Servers or or or 23 or try


Reliance :

Open DNS


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If you dont know how to configure you settings ,check my earlier post on how to marginally increase your bsnl broadband speed


  1. Anonymous // May 29, 2009 at 3:02 AM  

    Dear DiggDemon,

    many thanks for this post. For the last two weeks i was going crazy trying to explain the dns problem to my local dataone guys. I was just not being able to get any website. they gave me and No go. They said things like 'bad modem', 'corrupted "explorer"' (sic), and 'virus'. So i said i tried three comps and two modems. But you know how hard it is to communicate with these guys sometimes. The DNS Advantage servers are working like a charm. Many Thanks again.

  2. krishna // June 1, 2010 at 10:45 PM  

    Thanks a lot I was looking for a good server the DNS Advantage is the best one for me.. thanks

  3. Narayanan // February 15, 2015 at 8:03 AM  

    Thanks, though I am aware of DNS issues with BSNL, I tried many servers and settled in for Google's
    however the DNS Advantage seems to be working even better. Thanks again.