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Re: Can't connect with my new ADSL

On 11 Dec 2003, Antony Gelberg wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Anthony Campbell" <ac@acampbell.org.uk>
> To: <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
> Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2003 9:27 AM
> Subject: Re: Can't connect with my new ADSL
> > On 11 Dec 2003, Brian Potkin wrote:
> > > On Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 11:31:26PM +0000, Anthony Campbell wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > If pinging is successful you should now be able to connect with the
> > > browser and use your username and password to set up the ADSL link with
> > > BT.
> > >
> > > Brian.
> >
> > Well, I got this far: pinging worked, but I still could not
> > connect to it with a browser. "Connection cannot be established."
> >
> > Should there be an entry in /etc/hosts? But what?
> No.  /etc/hosts is used for name resolution.  It is odd that you can ping
> but not connect with a browser.  I wonder if your PC is configured
> as and you're pinging yourself.  Does the pinging stop if you pull
> out the Ethernet cable?  Care to post the ifconfig output?  Also the
> contents of /etc/network/interfaces?
> A
Believe it or not, I've actually made some progress. Won't bore everyone
with the details, but it included using a different cable and
to set it up followed by 10.0.0,2 to connect.

However, it doesn't like any graphics browsers I've tried but I can
access it with text browsers like lynx and w3m. The problem now is that
I don't see where you are supposed to insert the username and password
supplied by the ISP. You can change the passwords for both admin and user
but these are presumably for accessing the web pages - or is that the
same thing?


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