[thelist] RE: Net connection problems

Richard Bennett richard.bennett at skynet.be
Fri Sep 21 17:21:06 CDT 2001

I had a similar problem last week, and solved it by setting the "use proxy
server " option in IE's settings.
which proxy server you have to set you have to check on your ISP's website.
Mine was : proxy.skynet.be


----- Original Message -----
From: "Madhu Menon" <webguru at vsnl.net>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Friday, September 21, 2001 1:10 PM
Subject: [thelist] RE: Net connection problems

> This gets weirder. Apparently, Google is the only site I can access. I can
> ping Google, search it, but other than, NO other site comes through. I'm
> wondering if there's something wrong with my ISP (vsnl.net - try reaching
> http://Internet.vsnl.net.in) DNS servers. But if that were so, I shouldn't
> be able to access any sites from the moment my connection is made :-/
> Weird. I tried an NSLookup (BTW, I'm running Win2K Pro with ZoneAlarm) and
> this is what I got.
>  > nslookup www.yahoo.com
> Server:  www.yahoo.akadns.net
> Addresses:,
>  ,
> Aliases:  www.yahoo.com
> DNS request timed out.
>      timeout was 2 seconds.
> *** Request to www.yahoo.com timed-out
> >I'm facing a problem here with my Net connection (56K modem). I dial in,
> >check my mail, etc., start browsing, but about 2-3 minutes later,
> >Explorer stops loading sites. I thought it was a browser problem, but
> >not. The DNS lookup fails, I can't ping, and the only way to get on the
> >Net is to disconnect and try again, which again spawns the same cycle. My
> >Net connections are restricted to 2 minutes at a time. In fact, I'm
> >squeezing this mail out in my the short window that I have.
> Madhu
> <<<   *   >>>
> Madhu Menon
> User Experience Consultant
> e-mail: webguru at vsnl.net
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