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Old 05-12-2001, 06:41 PM   #1
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I installed and set up a PCtel Modem for Internet access (after spending a great while finding the way to set up the damn thing). Then I test the modem and it works well.

Here is the problem: I set up an ISP account and I succeeded in connecting to that ISP, and could login. But when I try to navigate to any URL, I canīt. I mean, my browser cannot find any URL.

1. I need to have the ISPīs dns addresses?
2. I have to do something else in order to finish configuration Linux so that I can navigate?
3. If so, what information should I have in order to connect and surf the web?

Thanks for any help or hints !
Old 05-14-2001, 04:32 PM   #2
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did you use pppsetup? i'm new but i had the same problem.
Old 05-14-2001, 04:36 PM   #3
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Well, it sounds to me you need to setup your DNS entries for your ISP, easiest way to do this is either call them and ask or if you have windows run your ipconfig or winipcfg and that should tell you the DNS server IP's you will need.
If you ping a IP address or browse by IP address, does it resolve though, that is a good way to determine if its a DNS problem.
Old 05-15-2001, 04:40 PM   #4
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This sounds like a firewall thing. Exactly the same messages I got with my RH 7.0 system. When I looked in netconfig with ppp0 up, it showed my DNS addresses. Temporarily disable firewalling through LinuxConfig, and see if it works. If that's the problem, check for PMFirewall which does it all for you.
Old 05-16-2001, 09:56 AM   #5
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Ok, thanks you all...

All I need was to enter DNS addresses, and now it works. I thought Kppd or any other utility for Internet connection were smarter than Dial-up Connection of Windows 9x to determine automatically those damn addresses...



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