[SOLVED] Dial-up Help? Once connected, apt-get works, firefox doesnt
I seem to have a strange problem with my dial up connection.
I'm using a Trendnet external serial modem.
I used ppconfig to set up my connection, making sure to enable Dynamic DNS.
When I use "pon" or gnome-ppp to connect, it goes through the routine and connects just fine.
But then comes the strange thing: Some services work, others do not.
Firefox says page cannot be found, asks to be put it online mode. Pidgin timesout and will not connect.
However, I can ping google w/ 0% packet loss. I can use apt-get perfectly. In fact, I used apt-get to install xchat (which also works fine) to seek help that way, but to no avail. I then even installed lynx, and it will surf websites fine as well.
For kicks, I even fired up World of Warcraft, and it logged in and I was playing with no trouble.
Any idea why this might be occurring, and how I can go about correcting it?
Thanks in advance!
Last edited by Joshuwa; June 27th, 2008 at 05:37 PM.
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