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Old 05-04-2006, 10:35 PM   #1
billydee
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Can Linux connect to Att.Net?


I just installed Xandros on a seperate partition with windows xp on another partition. So far evcerything works except connectiong to Worldnet.att.net. I can get through to the isp but cannot connect. I went to their web site and it appears they do not support Linux. i don't want to have to get another isp and have to tell everyone a new address. Is there another way?
 
Old 05-04-2006, 11:01 PM   #2
nadroj
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im confused.

can you explain the situation again? who doesnt support linux, this ISP? how do they not support it? it shouldnt matter what OS you use.
 
Old 05-04-2006, 11:11 PM   #3
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i used to use att worldnet. they don't "support" it (the tech support people are clueless) but it works just fine. most likely just a minor configuration issue.
 
Old 05-04-2006, 11:24 PM   #4
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If your using KPPP and are getting connected verifying username and PW, then it's a DNS problem.

Open KPPP

>> Configure

>> Edit Connection

>> DNS

Add these numbers:

204.127.129.1
204.127.160.1

Add the Domain att.net

Keep the IP Dynamic.

This should connect you...

KC
 
Old 05-06-2006, 12:59 AM   #5
billydee
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problem solved

Thanks for the info. It was just enough to confirm what I suspected. It is better to know than suspect. After changing and unchanging everything several times it suddenly connected, unfortunately i don't know exactly what the problem was. It seemed to be mostly involved with my user ID and connection speed. i don;t know how we end these things so i will just go on to my next problem.
 
  


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