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07-02-2002, 12:51 AM
After my long saga of trying to locate the drivers for my modem for Red Hat. Which has been located thanks to b m's earlier post. I am now trying to use my browser to get on the net.

I connect ok. I open up the browser type my favourite link 'http://www.pcworld.co.nz/pcworld/pcwpressf1.nsf' press enter and nothing happens.

I have no idea what to do now. Is there a setup somewhere I am missing? I've got it connecting to the net but I don't have the browser getting anything.

I've tried all the browsers that came with Red Hat... Netscape, Konquerer and Mozilla.

07-02-2002, 09:05 AM
Have you connected to your ISP (using wvdial, diald, kdial or whatever)?

07-02-2002, 01:10 PM
It dials to my ISP.

But when I open up a browser it doesn't bring any type of dialup box or anything.

I dial out manually though I can't connect to any sites.

07-02-2002, 03:02 PM
I would be inclined to give the address as:

http://www.pressf1.co.nz/

Because: It's shorter. It's the address of the site, not the address of a dynamically generated page on that site, and therefore a better bet for DNS resolution.

Just a thought ...

07-02-2002, 04:06 PM
It doesn't matter what address I put in. It says it's resolving the address but returns with a message saying it could not reach it or something along the lines of that.

How can I tell if the browser is sending and receiving?

Is it possible that it's looking on my network address and not my internet address?

I installed the drivers with no problems. Then I used all these dialers and PPP, internet configurators. And tested to see if it connected to my ISP and it did. I opened a browser. Typed in a link and pressed enter and nothing.

Do I have to give the browser access to the internet by setting it in a firewall option anywhere?

I think red hat has a case of bloatware with applications that do exactly the same thing.