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MTNL DNS Server Configuration Settings for Broadband Subscribers

Are Looking for DNS Server addresses for MTNL to speed up? Well, here are the Primary DNS — Preferred DNS: 59.179.243.70 and Secondary DNS — Alternate DNS: 203.94.243.70. See article for fastest DNS server address powered by Google and OpenDNS.

MTNL is one of the largest Public telecom company managed and operated by the Govt. of India, which is currently operational in New Delhi and Mumbai (Maharashtra).

Being one the largest telecom company in India, MTNL lacks a lot of essential features which include poor customer support to low internet connectivity issues and this could be due to — no new recruitment since a long span of time.

Slow Internet Connectivity is a prevalent issue in the customers using Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTNL) broadband services. In my last article “Increase MTNL Broadband Internet Speed Just in 3 Steps” I guided on how to increase the speed of MTNL broadband by changing the DNS Server Settings and Modem configurations and now in this article I’ve included the fasted DNS servers for MTNL which you can use to increase the MTNL broadband speed — which works with smartphones and PC.

MTNL DNS Servers

MTNL users can use the default MTNL DNS Server addresses, but it is not stable and most of the time users face connection time out and website unavailability errors where Google’s Free DNS Server addresses work like a charm with most of MTNL Subscribers in Delhi as well as in Mumbai.

MTNL’s default DNS server addresses:

Primary DNS — Preferred DNS: 59.179.243.70
Secondary DNS — Alternate DNS: 203.94.243.70

Google’s DNS Server for MTNL WiFi and Classic Modem Subscribers:

Primary DNS — Preferred DNS: 8.8.8.8
Secondary DNS — Alternate DNS: 8.8.4.4 or 8.8.4.8

OpenDNS DNS Server for MTNL WiFi and Classic Modem Users:

Primary DNS — Preferred DNS: 208.67.222.222
Secondary DNS — Alternate DNS: 208.67.220.220

Cloudflare one of the leading CDN Provider that has powered millions of websites has started its own free DND service which can also be used as an alternative to the Google DNS and OpenDNS.

Cloudflare DNS for MTNL and BSNL users:

  • For IPv4: 1.1.1.1 and 1.0.0.1
  • For IPv6: 2606:4700:4700::1111 and 2606:4700:4700::1001

How to Change MTNL DNS Settings in Windows 7, 8 and 10?

To change DNS settings in Windows 7, 8 and 10: —

  • Open run from Start or use Ctrl.+R shortcut key to open the run option
  • In the run window type ncpa.cpl and click on the Ok button or press enter
  • Right-click on the default connected Wi-Fi connection (in case of WLAN) or on the Ethernet connection in case of wired connection and select Properties option
  • In the properties, window click on Networking tab and choose Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) option and click on Properties button
  • Under the General tab select “Use the following DNS server addresses.
  • Once you have selected the “Use the following DNS server addresses” you will be able to use any of the DNS as mentioned above server addresses.

How to use MTNL DNS Server setting with Android Smartphone?

To change the DNS server in android for MTNL :

  1. Open Settings and select the “Wi-Fi” option.
  2. Enable the Wi-Fi if in case it is disabled
  3. Tap and hold the connected Wi-Fi connection for advance pop up option
  4. Select the Modify option from the pop-up menu
  5. Select “Advanced options.”
  6. Enter DNS 1 and DNS 2 respectively from the DNS mentioned above servers and tap on Save.