Cheap Broadband with Landline

MTNL is offering one of the Cheapest (Low cost) broadband plans with a landline at Rs.398/- per month in Delhi with 25 Gb Fair Usage Limit at 2Mbps (up to 8Mbps), Unlimited Local calls to any network. This is way better than MTNL's normal lowest 699 plan and Airtel's 899 plan. This offer is available permanently now.

Airtel has a low cost broadband Rs.599/- Retention plan which allows 50 Gb of data at 8Mbps after which speed drops to 1Mbps. This also has unlimited calls to any network like in the 899 plan. Call Airtel Customer care to switch to this plan to save on your monthly bill. It is NOT mentioned on their website nor do they advertise this.


 

We are often unable to browse the internet or visit some specific websites. The connection seems to be erratic, it opens some websites and doesn't open others. Most of the time the reason is incorrect Domain Name Server (DNS) settings on your computer / laptop. If you are using WiFi, check the DNS servers specified on your WiFi connection else check them on your Ethernet adapter for a wired connection.

To do this click on your WiFi connection at the right bottom of your screen: Right Click -> Network and Sharing Center -> Under "View your active networks" click on your "Wireless Network Connection (<Name of your wireless connection>)". This will show Properties of this connection. Choose on "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" and click the button Properties. If the option "Obtain DNS server address automatically" is ticked and you are still facing issues then switch to "Use the following DNS server addresses" and specify the servers based on your service provider.

Alternative way to check DNS servers on your computer / laptop is to start a "Command session" or "command prompt" by typing "cmd" after clicking on Start button. On the command prompt type the command: ipconfig /all

Search the output for your Ethernet or Wireless card and the DNS servers specified below the IP address. If it says 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 then your browsing will be erratic because these are typical addresses of the modem or router itself which CANNOT do the job of a DNS server.

If you are using a service provider like MTNL or Airtel then their DNS servers should be setup. The automatic option doesn't work consistently. In addition to DNS provided by Indian broadband service providers you can use some free and generic DNS servers to improve your browsing experience. Use the following to specify your DNS servers:

Service Provider DNS 1 DNS 2 DNS 3
Free (Generic) 8.8.8.8 8.8.4.4 208.67.222.222
MTNL 202.159.219.229 203.94.243.70 59.179.243.70
Airtel 202.53.8.20 202.53.8.8  


To see a more comprehensive list of Public DNS servers click Free and Public DNS Servers.
Broadband Service Provider DNSs can vary from city to city.

Other Issue - Is your domain visible to the world

If your domain is not setup properly with proper DNS then it will not be visible to the world. To check if DNS servers for your domain are configured properly use the following website:
http://www.intodns.com

OR

http://www.whatsmydns.net

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