Here’s a simple but sure way of increasing the speed of BSNL 3G data Card. BSNL 3G data card does give very good download speed, but you find the difference in speed when you try to browse the net, its just painfully slow and sometimes the download just gets stuck at zero.
What I am sharing here is not a hack but a simple trick. BSNL dialer software by default choose the preferred network automatically. What I mean is if the 3G network is down or there is a problem, it will automatically switch over to the 2G network. This change over may last for sometime but sometimes might last longer and you won’t even notice it since it does it automatically. But the speed difference is huge.
Follow these simple trick to get the maximum speed from BSNL 3G data card. Remember to do this offline, I mean your data card should not be connected to internet.
Step 1: In the Dialer software under the settings disable Automatic and choose manual and select 3G only. However depending on the dialer software in some you might not see 3G option, instead UMTS/HSDPA, select it. Of course don’t forget to put it back to automatic when roaming or where there is no 3G network.
Step 2: Change the DNS, this too should be done offline (disconnected). Use Google DNS which is quite fast, the settings are as follows
Preferred DNS server : 184.108.40.206
Alternate DNS server: 220.127.116.11
Using these two simple trick you will get huge speed gain from BSNL 3G data card. However remember that as it is applicable to all Internet connections, as more and more subscriber access the signal from the same tower, the speed will get slower, unless the service provider increases the bandwidth.
BSNL 3G proudly displays 3.6 Mbps speed, with this trick I get nearly 3Mbps speed while downloading (Max receiving speed) and a constant 400Kbps to 1Mbps while browsing that’s pretty good speed.
I’m sure this trick will work not only for BSNL 3G data card but other data card too. Which data card do you use ? Any better idea to increase the speed ? share with us.
Posted By: Ben Jamir