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Old 07-18-2006, 03:59 AM   #1
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conntecivity settings


newbie here

I can't seem to get my connectivity settings right. When I seem to have them right, My browser nor giam can retrieve info. Ping was unable to reach any hosts either. I got it working before but, I forgot my variable settings. Could someone suggest the right settings please?
Am trying to use debian sarge stable binaries on my averatec 3225 with an intel cardmodem using wvdial.
Thank You very much in advance
I appreciate Your help
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Old 07-18-2006, 08:20 AM   #2
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Does this mean that you have a connection but cannot access various utilities, or you now have problems getting connected.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 12:10 AM   #3
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everything goes well i get a good connection except that i cant access the net. from installation to dialup all goes well. then none of my applications can load info.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 04:31 AM   #4
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Usually, if you have a connection, and then cannot retrieve info i.e. web pages dont show up, or it is not possible to retrieve emails..etc..etc.. there is a good chance that either your firewall is blocking the services you want, or /etc/resolv.conf is not correctly setup - i.e. there are no nameserver (DNS) entries.

If you are using dhcp - DNS (nameserver entries) in /etc/resolv.conf are not necessary except in rare cases.
If you are using a static IP then you will need nameserver entries in /etc/resolv.conf
You could try starting wvdial from a terminal and posting the output in this thread. That would be a good starting point. Also check that your firewall is correctly set. Ports 80,443,25,110 need to be open to access the net and retrieve and send emails from your email client, at the very least.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 10:47 PM   #5
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thank you, I will try it asap
 
Old 08-08-2006, 07:25 PM   #6
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i found the right settings
 
  


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