Strange Issue on FC4
smorrey at gmail.com
Mon Jan 30 18:18:54 MST 2006
Internet through the Evil Empire, using Linux???
Sounds like the beginnings of a long, strange and frustrating experience.
I think you get the Modem free from QWorst no matter who you choose as
your ISP, might want to go with a more Linux friendly ISP like
Xmission instead of M$N.
On 1/30/06, C. Ed Felt <edfelt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Jake Pollmann wrote:
> On 1/30/06, C. Ed Felt <edfelt at gmail.com> wrote:
> To anyone willing or able to help:
> 1. Can't browse the web in Mozilla or Opera. The first page or two
> comes up fine, then getting time outs after a while or it just
> keeps trying to load the page eternally.
> 2. GAIM cannot connect to MSN messenger or AIM but can connect to
> 3. Konqueror internet browsing works fine (but I need Mozilla/Opera
> for some work web sites :-( ).
> 4. Thunderbird can't connect to or download new email.
> I have felt the same pain and it was due to my Actiontec DSL modem's
> shifty DNS server. Despite trying to override the settings in the
> modems interface, it always includes itself in the list of DNS servers
> assigned by DHCP.
> My cure was to assign the nameservers manually and not use DHCP on my
> non-Windows gear.
> Ignore me if the Actiontec hunch is not correct.
> Issues (really just one issue) resolved.
> I forgot to mention I had all ready tried all the stuff mentioned by
> everyone else (using ps to make sure firewall and selinux disabled,
> trying ping, traceroute etc). Some apps worked (IP dependent) and
> some did not (DNS lookup for IP dependent). Jake had the right idea.
> I did not have this issue before switching to DSL and the MSN (really
> Action Tech) "better" way of doing DNS for Windoze clients.
> Statically configuring IP and DNS settings on the Laptop did the
> trick. My desktop (really web server) never had the issue because it
> all ready was statically configured. No more issues now. I put away
> the shot gun that was aimed at the FC4 CDs. Too bad I can't take a
> shot gun to my DSL router, but alas, free is always the right price
> for me.
> Another question, before I devise some strange way of copying network
> settings with scripts for when I am on a home network verses on a
> "real" network. Is there an easy way to auto change network configs?
> This would need to apply to hard wired as well as wireless.
> NetworkManager seems to lack the ability to have several network
> configs for all network types (including DNS, ip, mask, default
> gateway, dynamic vs static etc).
> Thanks for the fast and thorough answers,
> Ed Felt
> 1. mailto:edfelt at gmail.com
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