BSNL Broadband Users:: Quick Questions

macboy

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Mar 22, 2005
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I've been reading and hearing decent reviews on BSNL's Broadband connection. I'm thinking of giving up my dedicated VSNL line which is costing me a bomb, and opting for this one for home. Just a couple quick questions to users who are already using the service.- So far mentioned I think the equipment used is a USB Modem. Does it have provision for an always on connectivity through an Ethernet Port?- What on an average would be download speeds on a 512KBPS or a 1MBPS connection?- Is the service purely ADSL? So if I choose to buy a Wireless ADSL USB Modem from America, it should work?All help provided would be really appreciated.Thanks so much!!
 

vishalrao

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I have the 512k connection in Bangalore and I get good speeds (300 to 500k) with no disconnections although in other places people face disconnections (sometimes when they use the phone or it rings etc). I think it depends on how good is the quality of the phone cabling...The modem I have is from BSNL and its the Huawei MT800 router with Ethernet (not USB). And this one had built-in PPPoE dialing and DHCP server so my OS can just connect directly...(kinda always-on)There was one guy on Orkut (Broadband India community) who posted that he uses a NetGear WiFi modem and it works and even dials-in to BSNL directly so the computer can just use DHCP to get a local IP (so no problems using Linux etc)...and its always-on there... other new WiFi ADSL modems will work, just make sure they support ADSL2+ technology.. Just make sure its a modem+router (not just a router/accesspoint) which can connect to the phone line directly else you will have to get the BSNL modem as well and plug its Ethernet into the WiFi router..In any case you should double-check the facts yourself, don't go buying 100 modems based on what someone posts online...
 

Hulo

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I am in Calcutta and here I have been provided with a UTStar External ADSL modem connecting thru Ethernet card. Its always on, though using PPPoE, where you have to "dial" and authenticate to get a connection. Its possible to disconnect and IP is not static but dynamically allotted.I am a subscriber of 256 Kbps (Home 500 plan) and I get around 250 to 256 Kbps download all the time and around 8 KBps upload.Wireless ADSL should work, as long as you can use PPPoE protocol.
 


macboy

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Mar 22, 2005
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Hey thanks for the reply guys. Wanted to know, are the modems used Class A, B, or C?Thanks!
 

vishalrao

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what you mean by "class" you mean the USA FCC "class" ? these are chinese made, i dunno.... i haveta look under my modem when i get homebut who cares
 

macboy

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Mar 22, 2005
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Sorry bro. I think I ment Annex A, B or C. Im just on my way to buy one online. Just wanna make sure I have the right one. Thanks!!