[Cialug] What's your modem?
dave at visionary.com
Tue Aug 2 11:45:34 CDT 2005
Rocket Robin Hood wrote:
> On Tuesday 02 August 2005 10:51, Claus wrote:
>>No offense, but I'd say the problem lies between the chair and the
>>keyboard. You have to realize that Qwest doesn't support Linux since
>>they don't have the time and knowledge to do so.
> That is FINE but what perplexed me and still does is
> a) Upon hearing none of my browsers work, I was encouraged to try Netscape.
> When this worked, one might be tempted to think "oh, there's some browser
> configuration trick, they've probably encountered people using alternate
> browsers (non IE er Netscape) before and have a general idea what's wrong.
> Perhaps they could tell me!"
> I am assuming the problem lies 'between the chair and the computer'. I seek
> enlightenment. Let's assume I took my computer to someone's home network with
> a working modem, plugged it in, and it did the same thing. What would YOU do?
> See, if someone posted to the list something like "Uh, my burner's not
> working" I would at least start out with "What happens when you type cdrecord
> -scanbus" or "type less /etc/fstab and copy and paste that to me"
> or ....something. I wouldn't write an essay calling them a retard.
I have had problems with my Actiontec DSL modem and linux clients -
where DNS doesn't seem to work, but works fine from a Windows PC.
My kludge to fix this is to change the Actiontec's DHCP config to assign
a different DNS (like your ISP's) to the DHCP clients.
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