Configuring TCP/IP Properties on your Windows PC with BSNL connection

June 29, 2009 - 17:47

BSNL is the largest provider of broadband connections in India. With a large network of optical fibre cable spanning across the country, BSNL now have footprint in every nook and corner of India. BSNL is also famous for providing flexible and quality plans for masses at cheapest rates. Types of Modem's provided by BSNL depends largely on the plans they offer.

Configuring TCP/IP Properties for BSNL in Windows9X and Windows XP/2000 is slightly different. Following post will give the exact details on how to configure TCP/IP properties in Windows9X and Windows XP/2000 with screenshots.

Connect PC to CPE using LAN /USB cable and power on the CPE and PC both.
Ensure that LAN/USB Link LED on CPE is glowing and in stable condition.

TCP/IP settings for Win9X.

1. Go to Start-> Settings-> Control Panel-> Network to open the Network Control
2. Click on Configuration tab and search for the line containing TCP/IP. If more
     than one adapter is installed, then look for the line TCP/IP -> ( Ethernet/USB
     adapter name ). Select the line and click on properties.


3. Go to the IP Address tab and Check Specify an IP address and enter the IP
   address and subnet mask
4. Go to Gateway tab and enter the gateway IP address
5. Go to the DNS configuration tab and enter Primery DNS as and
   secondary DNS as
6. Click OK and restart the PC.

TCP/IP settings for Win XP/ 2000
1. Double click on Local Area Connection and select Properties.
2. Select ‘Internet Protocol(TCP/IP)’ and click on Properties.


3. Select ‘Use following IP address’and enter IP address, subnet
   mask, Default gatway, Preferred DNS and
   Alternate DNS as
4. Click OK.

Post your comments / questions

Extremely useful!! Thank you.

I understand that server numbers have changed. Kindly update yr portal with new DNS

pls for windows 8

Isn't it better to Google Public DNS for better connectivity and dns speed becaue bsnl dns servers are damn slow.