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Things you must consider while shopping for a router from BSNL

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    Government's services in India have their pros and cons. Nevertheless, BSNL is a widely endorsed service. This post intends to discuss the different kinds of plans that you can avail when buying broadband modems from BSNL. There are 4 major ways in which one can get broadband modems from BSNL. In the first method, you can get a modem from BSNL by committing to pay a monthly rent for the same. This plan went on for a while, but there has been a definite drop in the popularity of such plans, as modem buyers are becoming more open to the idea of outright purchases. The second option is precisely that. Users make a one-time payment and get the BSNL modem. Those who are convinced that they would need the modem for a long time, but do not have any market knowledge about broadband routers generally prefer this option. For those of you who do not wish to pay the entire amount upfront, there is the option of opting for the third method wherein they can pay for the modem in easy installments. However, there is a class of networking enthusiasts who would not mind being adventurous and are who open to the idea of purchasing a modem from the open market. For them, there are several ADSL modem models available in the market.

    Here is more on ADSL modems. You will come across two types of ADSL models in the networking equipment market.

    Type 1 - These are the models with one Ethernet port and one USB port.
    Type 2 - These are the modems that come with Wi Fi capabilities and as many as 4 Ethernet ports.

    So, which is the best option from the four mentioned above? Well, there is a lot of sense in being adventurous and not picking up a BSNL router. There are some really special modems available in the market, and you can definitely find some perfectly suitable options if you choose to visit the market for you purchasing. Here are some reasons that make the idea of not buying a BSNL modem sound logical.

    Certainly, the quality of BSNL modem is not the most impressive. It is common for BSNL modem uses to experience connectivity problems when the signal to noise ratio is not exactly great. Frequent loss of connectivity is also certainly going to irritate you and halt your progress on important projects. On an average, the quality and reliability of BSNL modems is barely satisfactory. Modems from other prominent players are a lot more reliable, and definitely, you would not mind paying a premium for high quality.

    You would not want to be stuck with a stuttering and stammering connection, and this could very well be the case if your home happens to be at a fair distance from the nearby BSNL exchange. A very suitable alternative in these cases is to buy a modem from manufacturers like Linksys, D-Link and Netgear. It is always better to spend a little more in a good modem than suffer from non performing cheap modem.

    However, if you are always online and rely heavily on Internet usage for your routine activities, you could consider a BSNL modem, the reason being that you will have the option of being able to get the modem on rent. If you buy from the market, you'd get a warranty of just an year or so. However, your BSNL modem will be replaced if it develops a flaw.

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    Being a heavy and continuous net user, am plannin to go for one with wifi... Would you suggest me to go for a private one? Does this BSNL modem needs monthly rental or something like that or is there anything more to it?

    In dilemma still... also sometimes Sify connection comes into play, but am not sure about sify yet... apparently it gives better speed at 1Mbps unlimited... Any ideas will be appreciated!
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    BSNL no longer supplies modem, you need to get it from open market.

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    This month i.e. in October i took Bsnl broadband connection of 625 plan. You can't believe that it has quite irritating speed of 30 to 40 kbps. I am very disappointed with this speed. BSNL company is very clever and making the internet users fool. So, be careful while you opt for bsnl broadband.
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    It might be 30-40 KBps. You are getting proper plan speed. Check tariff page and details before opting a plan.

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