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How to save BSNL dataone broadband bandwidth


Yes.. you get a bandwidth of 256 kbps and monthly data usage limit of 1 GB, for BSNL dataone connection. You got to save your bandwidth, if you want to get 100% from it.
I am going to give you various tips to do that.

Tip # 1:

Disable automatic update to most of your windows programs.

You can increase your online security to some extend by turning on the automatic updates !!!!

But what you ask is for more bandwidth, then turn them off !!!!!

You can safely turn it off for the following programs:

** Your windows Operating system

( he he you can turn it on only if you have a genuine version on your system !!!)

** Firefox browser
( it sliently downloads a file of about 9 to 10 MB in background without your consent as a serious security update 😀 !!!)

** Adobe products (like acrobat reader)

** Any other product you know…

BUT I recommend to turn it **on** for your Anti virus program !!!

I guess by doing this you can save your BSNL Dataone broadband bandwidth to some fairly good extend

Use Firefox + Adblock + Flashblock for net browsing.

Yes… Firefox is a wonderful browser and it has useful extensions too…

So download firefox first to save your bandwidth.

After installing firefox, now install an extension called adblock.

Then install another extension called flashblock.

Both of these stop unwanted flash adds from showing in your browser and thus save your download time and save bandwidth for you !!!

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Improve the broadband performance in Windows XP/2003


Well, before doing this….do this test

1) Goto http://www.testmy.net/ 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.

NOW DO THE SPEED TEST AGAIN (MENTIONED IN THE BEGINNING) AND NOTICE THE CHANGE IN SPEED

The most speed improvement is visible with USB.

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

Tech Mahindra Gets $1 Billion Outsourcing Deal From British Telecom


Tech Mahindra (TECHM), which earlier this year went IPO has bagged the largest outsourcing deal by an Indian IT company. It bagged a $1 billion outsourcing deal from British Telecom. The deal is spread over five years and is reportedly for strategic outsourcing. Tech Mahindra’s biggest client is BT.

There are reports that Tech Mahindra will be expanding its operations and might be in a M&A (merger and acquisition) mode. According to DNA Tech Mahindra might bid for Tiscali’s UK operations. Tiscali is an Italian Internet company that looking to shed its UK operation.

Tech Mahindra has some pretty aggressive growth plans in the telecom sector. Earlier this year it announced that It is partnering with Motorola to set up a mobile application company called CanvasM in Noida. Tech Mahindra has invested $10 million in this venture.

Tech Mahindra is headquartered in Pune and was founded in 1986.