Hi everyone. I got my new BSNL connection today. I have heard a lot of woes from my friends using BSNL broadband about their erratic billing.
Here I am going to show you how to get good download speeds, and automate the process of restarting your modem at 2. Now you can sleep peacefully. Read on.
- Windows XP Professional(Don’t ask me for download links :P)
- BSNL Modem. I guess it works with all Modems. I am using the Indian ITI modem DNA A211-1
- Bridged mode connection . I haven’t figured out a way to connect more than 2 computers in bridge mode. If you know how to do it, please Contact Me
- Freebyte’s Task Scheduler. You can use the Windows Task Scheduler too. I somewhat prefer using this application.
Creating a bridged connection.
- Open a browser. type http://192.168.1.1
- You will be presented with a dialog box. The default username and password is ‘admin’. Type that and proceed
- You will now see your modem configuration page.
Pitfall 1 : If you cannot access this page. Try turning off your firewall unless you know how to add an exception
- In the Modem Configuration page : Click on Advanced Setup, then on WAN.
- In the WAN setup page, in the first row (horizontal), click on Edit button.
- Next again. Don’t change anything.
- Now in the ‘Connection Type’ page. Select Bridging . Next. Next. Save.
- Now you will be diverted to the Modem’s main page. Click on Save/Reboot.
- Wait for 2 minutes till your modem reboots. You are done with the first part.
Creating a dialer for the new bridged connection
- Start –> Control Panel –> Network Connections
- On the left hand side, select create a new Connection
- Click on Next
- Make sure Connect to the internet option is checked. Click Next.
- Select ‘Set up my Connection manually’. Click Next.
- Select Connect using a broadband connection that requires username and password and click next
- Give some name to the connection. e.g., mybsnl (Remember this name. It is important)
- Enter username and password. You would have got this username and password from BSNL.
- Select Add a short cut to my desktop and click Finish.
Creating batch files
- Open Notepad
- Type “rasdial mybsnl(or whatever name you have given) userid password”
- Save as “dial.bat” in some location. Make sure you choose “All files” in the type field while saving. To save the trouble, type the file name with “ included.
- In another document Type “rasdial mybsnl /disconnect”
- Save as “disconnect.bat”
P S : You can double click on the dial.bat to connect to the internet when in bridged mode.
- Download Freebyte’s Task scheduler from http://www.freebyte.com/fbtaskscheduler/
- Open Fbtaskscheduler, and schedule tasks as shown in the figure
- Voila You are done. Do not forget to keep this scheduler open. Do not Close it. Do not press the ‘X’ button. I am repeating this as this is important.
- You can also go to Start –> All Programs –> Accessories –> Systems Tools –> Scheduled tasks
- Add a scheduled task similar to the one described above. One for disconnect at 2:00 AM, Connect at 2:05 AM and again Disconnect at 7:55 AM. If you wish you can also add a Connect routine at 8:01 AM
Use a download manager or torrent manager with scheduler. You can use flashget or uTorrent.
Sleep peacefully and enjoy automated downloads. If you have any doubts, you can leave a comment.
Hope you find it useful.