Reliance NetConnect Starts Blocking RapidShare

It appears that Reliance NetConnect is blocking the popular file hosting service RapidShare. I am not sure if this is being done intentionally, but I can confirm that Rapidshare has been down (inaccessible) for the past couple of days. Fortunately, it’s quite easy to bypass Reliance’s measures.

Reliance is simply employing DNS poisoning. So, switching to a public DNS service will alleviate your troubles. Here is how to change your DNS server.

Arrow Click on Settings in the Reliance NetConnect dialer application.


Arrow Tick the box net to use DNS and enter and as your primary and alternate DNS (OpenDNS). You can use and if you wish you use Google’s public DNS.
Arrow Apply the changes and reconnect.


11 Responses to Reliance NetConnect Starts Blocking RapidShare

  1. U October 23, 2010 at 10:36 pm #

    Dear Pallab,
    Thanks for your tips. I tried doing that today (23rd Oct. 2010). I am able to see Home Page of Bu when I click any of the links including Sign In or Help etc., NOTHING COMES UP. Reliance NetConnect still seems to be BLOCKING rapidshare. com. an you suggest how to unblock it? Thanks & Regards,

    • Pallab De October 24, 2010 at 1:45 pm #

      I no longer have a NetConnect connection, so it’s a bit tough for me to help you.
      Btw, which browser are you using? Did you try your luck with a different browser? Is the page accessible when using a proxy service?

  2. Ami October 28, 2010 at 4:45 am #

    Thanks for the tips I’ll give it a go

  3. Ansell November 5, 2010 at 2:41 am #

    Thank you just what I was looking for thanks for the tips

  4. p90x February 8, 2011 at 4:47 am #

    Reliance NetConnect is offered in what areas? Great tips for to work around this. Can be very frustrating when you can’t access something you are accustomed to using.

    – Robert

  5. used tires February 8, 2011 at 9:44 am #

    Unfortunately I think in the future more and more blocking is going to occur by the ISPs, its sad but its something that is going to happen :(


  6. Krait009 July 23, 2011 at 1:29 am #

    Thanks for the tip … Its working fine now

  7. kar76 August 15, 2011 at 4:40 am #


    Great Tip, But i want to know is it safe to use this method to login in mail or like this else.When put login and password by using this method, Can’t anyone see it?

    • Pallab De August 15, 2011 at 12:35 pm #

      DNS only affects host lookups, so this method is safe.

  8. hari September 5, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    thanks bro, great tip. i am really grateful to you..

  9. aromal September 6, 2011 at 10:57 pm #

    Thank you so much dear!! I got it worked! Reliance sucks!!

More in Tips and Tricks (6 of 28 articles)