Boost Your MTNL Broadband


This post deals with the terrible MTNL service and connections and how to make your TriBand work like a dream.

Everybody knows that MTNL made the Broadband dream come true. We were through with the slow dial-up connection and finally upgraded to broadband! Yeah!

But now, the service is absolutely horrible. Of course Airtel Broadband rocks and provides better service than MTNL, but its way too expensive. All we need to do is make some settings and tweak the settings a bit to make the Internet work like a charm.

Follow these steps:

1) Open Internet Explorer only. Firefox will not do.

2) Type 192.168.1.1 in the address bar, and a login window will appear, Type admin in the username as well as in the password field.

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The Login Screen

3) Now you should face an image which looks like this. Click WAN on the sidebar.

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The Home Page

4) Now, you should go on to this page. Enter the settings as shown in the picture. In the username field, enter your telephone number – the one through which your broadband is connected. In the password field, enter your CA number which is given on your telephone bill. However, the CA number can also be derived from your phone number. If your phone number is 27xxxxxx, then your CA number will be 2041xxxxxx.

If you changed your password on http://www.register.bol.net.in, then you should enter that password.

When you’re through, click Apply.

The WAN settings page.

The WAN settings page.

5) Click on the Tools tab at the top of the page and click System. Now click Save and Reboot. This will take some time, and the page may not reload, But that does not matter. Don’t panic if you get a “Page Not Found” error or something like that.

The System Page

The System Page

That’s it, you’re done! Now the net should work like a charm. If it doesn’t, I offer my heartiest condolences.

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29 comments on “Boost Your MTNL Broadband

  1. well firstly it works in firefox also
    and secondly its no way of boosting mtnl speed…it just the default way of logging to pppoe protocol in mtnl.. it won’t give you a speed boost afaik

  2. @avadakedavra: I tried it in Firefox 3.0.1 and the settings could not be saved (in step 5). And where in the post does it say that it boosts the speed? It just says it will “make the TriBand work like a dream”. That means there will be no conflicts and no problems, Also, Dynamic IP is selected, so the IP will change and will give clear access with no blockage. After I did this at my home, the speed shot up by a clear amount of 50-70 KBps.
    The schoolofhackers is a nice site though. The Assassin’s Creed for mobile rocked!

  3. No doubt mtnl triband services are the fastest one. provided one must know how to fill-up the required forms and other requirements for activation of the services.
    1) help provided on 1504 is very slow and not prompt.
    2) Response given by the broadband staff members not at all. messages received from them are as under.
    a) First, all call centers are busy.
    b) Engineers are busy.
    c) Server cannot be found.
    d) It takes week to correct the fault.
    e) Telephone faults etc.
    Please make the make the broadband services as the number one
    in the world. For this required an efficient staff.

  4. @ifhusain: How can I provide services to users? I am not an MTNL employee! I’m merely a user. I fiddled with the Modem settings and hacked this method,

    If providing help is what you meant, you can contact me via this section.

  5. buddy i tell u another great tweak……
    get your plan changed to 119 monthly that give you 2mbps spedd, keep it for 15 days and change your plan to 599 unlimited plan.. guess what??? til next 30 days you will get 2mbs speed withj no extra charge , in 30 days I have downloaded 270GB.. thru torrents…
    AMAZING but works

  6. And BTW its practically inpossible to boost your speed from your modem since speeed is regulated from server,

    its RTOS out there managing the whole show.and it wont let you enter and tweak the mainframe… your modem is just a bus to carry packets from server to your local machne

  7. @metaphor: Damn. That was the topic for my next post :( That’s exactly what I did. I had the 400 MB 199 Plan, and now I changed it to unlimited. Exactly in the middle of the month. And on the 2nd of the next month, net worked like a dream!

  8. Okkay i am really late to reply on this post but just read it….this is an invalid post and the method suggested above is only an authorization for pppoe which is already done during the first setup. or else or internet shoudnt work.

  9. Okkay i am really late to reply on this post but just read it….this is an invalid post and the method suggested above is only an authorization for pppoe which is already done during the first setup. or else or internet shoudnt work.

    There are hardly any ways in which you can boost MTNL speed….any rookies reading this post do not try the above method…

  10. There is another way to boost speed, although I’m not sure how to do it. Get the 2Mbps limited MTNL connection. Open up your modem (and void your warranty). There will be three wires going into the phone wire. Two are for sending and receiving packets. One is for additional info from MTNL (like speed, download limit, etc). You cut this wire insulation to reveal two entwined uninsulated wires. Cut one, and MTNL will give you full speed, but any download info will not go from your modem to MTNL.
    Of course, I don’t even know if this works or not. A friend told me this, and it may be complete rubbish as well.

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  12. MTNL is a sister concern company of BSNL and comes under Central Govt… The customer base of MTNL is nearly 5.92 million. And from past few years the graph is going down even if the Indian Govt. is spending too much of huge amount to uplift the customer base, but still the graph is going down and the main reason is their “GREAT SERVICES”. The MTNL lineman don’t have enough idea to configure even a modem and to solve a single complaint they take nearly 1 month or more because the don’t have enough workforce and the coverage area is very big. And when you see the MTNL exchange you become shocked to see their exchange, made of HUWIA equipments, and when you see the AIRTEL exchange you will find Ericson equipments just because the cost of HUWAI equipments are nearly half then Ericson.
    Basically they have two type of exchange one is for 256 Kbps and one for above 256Kbps, if you buy plan for above 256 then you may get good response because for that only they use Ericson exchange.
    I raised my voice at Consumer Court and submitted a online complaint and found that I am not one who is facing the problems with MTNL http://www.consumercourt.in/broadband/1-mtnl-broadband.html here you can check the details of complaints.
    I don’t know why the Govt. change the plan to get more customer and spend a huge amount in ads, the salary of lineman is nearly 15000/-, I think this is a total waste. Customers are very much frustrated from MTNL. If you visit the MTNL exchange you will find many customers shouting on the Area Manager. MY personal experience with MTNL was pathetic and now I switched to another services provider and now I am very much satisfied.

  13. my friend who got new broadband connection which should give 320kbps download and 256kbps upload got 2mbps download and 1mbps upload..its been 4 months and still same speed..i too have same plan but speed is far slow than his
    btw how many times a month can we change the plan?
    i stay i mumbai

  14. ////////////////////////////////////////
    non sense……….
    this trics are not going to make something fast
    waste of time.
    ////////////////////////////////////////

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