Test Your BSNL Broadband Speed

Basic about BSNL Broadband

BSNL Broadband service is built on a world class, multi-gigabit, multi-protocol, convergent IP infrastructure through National Internet Backbone-II (NIB-II) that provides convergent services through the same backbone and broadband access network.

bsnl broadbandA definition to broadband is a must as different service providers defines in their own terms & context. TRAI (Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of India) defines broadband as follows:-

“An ‘always-on’ data connection that is able to support interactive services including Internet access and has the capability of the minimum download speed of 256 kilo bits per second (kbps) to an individual subscriber from the Point Of Presence (POP) of the service provider intending to provide Broadband service where multiple such individual Broadband connections are aggregated and the subscriber is able to access these interactive services including the Internet through this POP.”

BSNL’S Broadband Access Technology:

  • Wire line (ADSL, VDSL, FTTH etc.)
  • Wireless (WiMAX, Wi-Fi, EVDO, 3G)

BSNL Broadband service is built on a world class, multi-gigabit, multi-protocol, convergent IP infrastructure through National Internet Backbone-II (NIB-II) that provides convergent services through the same backbone and broadband access network. In BSNL Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) or VDSL Technology is used for giving the Broadband connection for Wired Broadband Technology where greater download is required in comparison to upload.

Advantages of BSNL Broadband:

  • Always on (Not on shared media)
  • Fast (speed ranging from 512 kbps to 20 Mbps)
  • No disconnection
  • No additional access charge
  • Telephone and Data simultaneously
  • Fat pipe has to be continuously supplemented with value added applications to enjoy the advantage.

For BSNL Broadband connection, Customer Needs:

  • BSNL’s Landline connection
  • Computer with 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Card
  • DSL Modem + Splitter (CPE)
  • PPPoE software to be loaded in the Client
  • Broadband Account (Username and Password)

Important Do’s and Don’ts for BSNL Broadband customers:

Do’s:

  1. No phone/Fax should be connected before splitter.
  2. Change your password regularly
  3. Please remember or write down your password after every change of password.
  4. Check your usages detail regularly. You can see usages of current month and last 12 months in system.
  5. Please note that the Surfing, Listening Live Music, Chatting, Online Gaming, Internet Telephony, E-mail, Anti-virus and any other software updates through Internet etc. are part of download/upload.
  6. Please keep automatic updates disabled on your computer software (e.g. Windows update, Anti-virus update, different Driver update) to avoid unanticipated high usage.
  7. Please clean your computer virus regularly.
  8. Please log off from broadband connection and switch off modem when not in use.

Don’ts:

  1. Please do not disclose your broadband User ID and Password to anybody.
  2. Please do not use Wi-Fi without enable Wi-Fi Password in Modem.

BSNL Broadband – Some Important Concepts:

  • Single User (SU): Only one PC can be connected to BSNL Broadband connection.
  • Multi User (MU): Customer is allowed to share one BSNL broadband connection among multiple PCs (Often a need of Cyber Cafes, Business setups)
  • Static IP address: For many services such as video conferencing, VPN etc. a fixed IP known as Static IP is required.
  • Dynamic IP: For normal Internet browsing, the customer does not require static IP. In such cases, BSNL allocates temporary IP address to the customer when a session is initiated.
  • Speed Check: Customer is assured of promised speed. They can check it for their connection at link http://bsnlbroadband.in/test-your-bsnl-broadband-speed The check is performed by measuring the speed of a file transfer. The file transfer is counted towards download limit.
  • Data Usage: This is aggregate of data uploaded and downloaded through broadband connection. When a customer subscribes to Games on Broadband, the data usage is normally not charged separately i.e. it becomes part of monthly rent for Games service or is on per download basis). The Data Usage is accounted in GB (Giga Bytes). One GB (Giga Bytes) is 1024 Megabytes.
  • ⊗ An average web page is about 50 kilobytes in size, i.e. approx. 20,000 web pages for 1GB.
  • ⊗ An hour of surfing the web would be around 10 megabytes (200 pages) so you could surf non-stop for about 100 hours for 1 gigabyte.
  • ⊗ An hour of streamed radio would use about 15-20 megabytes An hour of streamed video uses around 100-150 megabytes.
  • ⊗ Playing an online game typically uses about 10-15 megabytes per hour
  • BSNL broadband customer can check usage details at – How to check BSNL Broadband data usage using BSNL Selfcare Portal?

One thought on “Basic about BSNL Broadband”

  1. For over four months I have not been able to check my broadband usage through SMS
    For the past four days I have not been able to open the selfcare portal

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