Configure Beetel 110TC1 ADSL2+ Router for BSNL

Last week I had to buy the Beetel 110TC1 ADSL2+ router from the open market after my Huawei router purchased from BSNL broke down due to power fluctuations.

The steps to configure Beetel 110TC1 router for BSNL broadband (Dataone) is as follows, the steps remain the same regardless of the operating system (I have Linux Mint 12 in my system):

  • Connect the Ethernet cable, telephone line and the power line to the modem and switch on your machine and the modem.
  • Open your favourite browser and type in 192.168.1.1 in the address bar.
  • Enter admin as the username and password as the password in the popup window and press enter.
  • You should be greeted with the Beetel 110TC1 configuration page.
  • Click on Interface Setup
  • For Virtual Circuit, you can choose either the default PVC0 or PVC2. If you choose PVC0, then you need to set VPI = 0 and VCI = 35 (This is specific to BNSL). If you choose PVC2, the default values are 0 and 35.
  • Ensure that status of the Virtual Circuit is ‘Activated’.
  • Under the ‘PPPoA/PPPoE’ section enter the user name/password combination provided by BSNL. For me the username as first two characters of my first name follower by my telephone number along with the STD Code. That is ni80xxxxxxxx. The password is ‘password’.
  • Save your changes.
  • The next step is to set the DNS entries, navigate to the sub-tab ‘LAN’ under ‘Interface Setup’.
  • Under DHCP, change the DNS Relay to ‘Use User Discovered DNS Server Only’.
  • I use OpenDNS, hence set the values of Primary and Secondary DNS to the values provided by OpenDNS which is 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220
  • Save the changes and you should now be able to connect.

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