Cannot Reach Certain Websites due to Broken Undersea Cables?

Written by Amit Agarwal on Apr 28, 2010

Internet services across India have been affected because of faults in an undersea cable (SEA-ME-WE 4) that carries the majority of Internet traffic between South East Asia and Europe. The repair work is expected to be over in the next 2-3 days.

SEA-ME-WE 4 - Undersea Internet Cable

Temporary Fix for your Broadband Connection

If your current ISP is Airtel, Reliance, Tata Communications or BSNL, you may be getting an extremely slow Internet connection or, in the worst case, some of your favorite websites may not be loading at all.

For instance, my broadband provider is Airtel and, since noon, I have not been able to access my Gmail Inbox, YouTube and a couple of other important websites.

You can’t really do anything about the slow Internet speed but if certain websites completely fail to load because of that cut in the undersea cable, just go to your network settings and point the DNS servers to either Google DNS or OpenDNS.

The workaround was suggested by Kishore Bhargava and it did help me access Gmail and a couple of other sites that weren’t opening before. Thank you Kishore.

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