Re: with respect to connecting to the internet
Can you access IP addresses, but not named sites?
It could be a simple DNS issue. What's in /etc/resolv.conf?
can you ping 126.96.36.199 ?
But not ping debian.org?
~> host debian.org
debian.org. has address 188.8.131.52
> I don't know if you can help me, but I now have Debian installed,
> after some initial hurdles, but sadly, I am unable to connect to the
> internet. I have tried lynx and have tried mozilla as come with the
> potato distribution, but whilst I am able to make a connection using
> wvdial and whilst all the configuration files seem satisfactory, it
> would seem that pppd won't start a data connection or something, as
> though some permissions are lacking.
> I don't quite know the nature of the problem, but no data flows from
> the connection from either side even when the modem is online
> If you could suggest a solution I would be most grateful.
> many thanks for your help and attention,
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