[nSLUG] Bad connection via Aliant

Rich budman85 at eastlink.ca
Sat Jul 8 01:30:16 ADT 2006


On Thu, 2006-07-06 at 13:23 -0300, Tyler Smith wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> First off, apologies to members of the debian-users for the cross post, 
> I just found the nSLUG group.
> 
> I've just moved from Montreal to Wolfville. In the process I switched 
> ISPs, from Bell Sympatico to Aliant. They use the same hardware, but I'm 
> having problems with my net access with Debian Etch. The modem is a 
> Speedstream 6520, which I've connected to my desktop NIC. It's running 
> fine for WindowsXP on the same machine, but when I'm running Etch I get 
> very slow connection, and I get 'problem loading page' errors most of 
> the time. Email is ok, usually, but it too occassionally fails to 
> connect to the servers for my POP3 account. I've tried shutting down 
> Firestarter, but that doesn't make any difference.
> 

Was the modem reset - any static addresses that would cause it to fail?
Any firewall enabled on the PC?  What about the routing tables -
anything hard coded to previous ISP?




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