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BSNL Dataone tips & tricks

Dataone Usage Finder

Screen shot of the BSNL datone usage finder tool 

Check your BSNL dataone bandwidth usage with this software. It is downloadable from Dataone Usage Finder. The latest version will provide you the bill details too.

Another tip to save bandwidth (not only BSNL broadband)

Use a GOOD Anti Virus

But how can anti virus help me to save bandwidth?
Most of the modern day virus and trojans are capable of auto-updating themselves. There are also similat malicious programs which send out data packets without your knowledge. And this will increase the bandwidth usgae and will give you a huge bill. This is where a good anti virus can help. Unfortunately, most of the anti-viruses available today are costly and are not affordable for common man in India. But, we have many good anti virus softwares which are available for free. And, they are as good as the paid ones and some outperforms the paid counterparts.

Here is a list of some free anti virus softwares.

And never use two anti-virus softwares simulatenously. Doing so will not help you much and also they eat up a lot of system resources. Though you can use anti-spywares along with it. And we reccomend to use ananti-spyware along with the anti virus software.

Here is a list of some FREE anti-spyware softwares.

So, install these, and update to latest definitions, do a complete system scan. Remove all those infections and notice the change in bandwidth usage and download / upload speed.

Configuring BSNL Dataone on SmartAX MT882 ADSL Router

This tutorial will help you to configure, SmartAX MT882 for manual dial....and the advantages??...more flexibility over the connection...

1) Select TCP/IP properties and enter as follows

set ip Address As
Subnet Maswk As
Default Gategay As
Prefferd DNS
Alternet DNS

2) Save settings and restart the computer.
3) Open your browser (preferably Internet Explorer ) and goto
4) Input as follows
5) Now goto Home->WAN Settings and there,

PVC Number - PVC-0
Wan Type - RFC2684Bridged
VPI/VCI - 0/35
Encap. - LLC

Apply and restart the modem.

6) Now goto Control Panel-->Network Connections
7) Create New connection-->(and a wizard will pop up) Next-->Connect to Internet(Select the radio button and click next)-->Setup My connection Manually(select it and click next)-->Connect using a broadband connection that requires a user name and password (select it and click next)-->ISP name (type something, anything and click next)-->Type in the Username and password given to you in the specified coloumns also select the other options if you want to (and click next)-->If you want to add a shortcut of connection to desktop, check that square box and click finish.

Diouble Click the Icon in the desktop to connect to the BSNL Dataone broadband connection, and either double click the same icon or right click the system tray icon to disconnect from BSNL Dataone broadband connection.

Improve the broadband performance in Windows XP/2003

Well, before doing this test

1) Goto and click on Download Speed Test, and then on Smart Test....(and while conducting this test, don't forget to close all Instant Messagers, and there should be no other web activity, other than the test)

2) Note down the speeds.

Now, lets see, what all changes to be made.....

This tip is designed for increased BROADBAND speed in Windows XP while using standard Network Interface cards (NIC) that are connected to ADSL modems, or when using any directly-connected USB ADSL modem.

To speed up the Internet connection speed we need to configure a special buffer in the computer's memory in order to enable it to better deal with interrupts made from the NIC or the USB modem.

This tip is only recommended if you have 256MB RAM or higher.

Step #1 - Identify the IRQ used by the NIC/USB modem

1. Open the System Information tool by running MSINFO32.EXE from the Run command.
2. Expand System Summary > Hardware Resources > IRQs.
3. Look for the listing made for your NIC (in my case - a Intel® PRO/100+ Management Adapter). Note the IRQ next to the specified line (in my case - IRQ21).

In case of USB modems you will first need to find the right USB device used by your modem. Follow these steps:

1. Open the Device Manager tool by running DEVMGMT.MSC from the Run command (or by right-clicking My Computer > Hardware tab > Device Manager button).
2. Scroll down to Universal Serial Bus controllers and expand it.
3. Right-click the USB Root Hub and select Properties. Note that you might need to do so for all listed USB Root hubs (if there are more than one) in order to find the right one.
4. In the Power tab, look for your USB ADSL modem.
5. In the Resources tab look for the assigned IRQ (in this case - IRQ21).
6. This is the IRQ we're looking for.

Note: IRQs and modem names might vary...

Step #2 - Modify the system.ini file

1. Run SYSEDIT.EXE from the Run command.
2. Expand the system.ini file window.
3. Scroll down almost to the end of the file till you find a line called [386enh].
4. Press Enter to make one blank line, and in that line type IrqX=4096 where X is the designated IRQ number we found in step #1, in my case it's IRQ21.

Note: This line IS CASE SENSITIVE!!!

5. Click on the File menu, then choose Save.
6. Close SYSEDIT and reboot your computer.

Done. Speed improvement will be noticed after the computer reboots.


The most speed improvement is visible with USB.

WARNING:- It worked for not sure whether it will work for you...

Save bandwidth (For Firefox users)

The trick is same as that of Internet Explorer. Well, in this case it can be done using an Firefox extension called Flashblock.

WARNING:- Never install this extension, if your Firefox version is below 1.5 and in such a case, upgrade the browser and then install this plugin.

Restart the browser and you will be amazed to see, the flash ads being blocked. This plugin also has the option to exempt some sites (likeonline greeting sites etc) from block.

And this Firefox extension successfully blocks the following:
  • Macromedia Flash
  • Macromedia Shockwave
  • Macromedia Authorware

To know more about this firefox extension, please visit
Bhupinder Singh

I am an Computer Science and Engineering Graduate working in the field of software developing for 5 years. I like programming, web developing. Freelance Programming and writing are my hobbies.

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