how-to block ads
1. General Questions
Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
you will then be at a login page,
The local access numbers are:
Ansonia-Derby CT (203)446-4009 56K V90
According to the tech support rep at ATT internet services (800-833-2120). The current email address to send reverse DNS requests to is: firstname.lastname@example.org
AT&T/SBC Internet Services (DNS Admin)
You need to have most of the following information to have the changes made:
1. Domain Name
2. Email Address
3. Customer Contact Name
4. Service Type (ie Office 768/1500)
5. Company Name (If applicable)
6. Primary Domain (ie yourdomain.com)
7. IP Block + CIDR (ie 10.10.1.1/29)
What you want done, ARIN record change or delegation etc.
You must have a package with at least 1 static IP.
You can also visit dialup.pacbell.net/dn_worksheet.html from within an SBC network connection and enter the information online.
Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
open internet explorer..
browse to 192.168.0.1
comes to a login page asking for userid and password
put in email@example.com password sbcyahooreg
will say "you are connected, congrats. you have now successfully setup your dsl connection you are now connected to the internet"
clear out address bar
type in »sbcreg.sbcglobal.net or 188.8.131.52/register
comes to member agreement
walk through until you come to either registration complete
or account setup and it won't let you click next cause it saids "button disabled"
browse to the 192.168.0.1
on back of modem where the cables are there is a small white sticker that saids reset take ball point pin poke in where saids reset break through paper hold down for 2 seconds then release power light will blink red wait for first 3 lights to come back solid green and not blinking (power, ethernet,dsl)
click disconnect on the screen
comes back to login put userid and password you made with registration site and click connect should say "you are connected..blah blah blah"
should be able to browse after that
Outbound - TCP port 25
Inbound and outbound - TCP ports 135, 139, 445 and 1025
The port 25 block can be removed but it is suggested that you you do not do this unless absolutely necessary.
In response to a recently announced vulnerability attributed to computers running certain Microsoft Operating Systems, SBC Internet Services has blocked TCP ports 135, 139, 445 and 1025 for all basic dynamic subscribers nation wide. (These ports are no longer being blocked for static subscribers.) These ports are known to be used by worms and viruses to spread to other computers through the Internet. Blocking these ports may affect your ability to use:
* Microsoft Outlook to access a Microsoft Exchange server over the Internet
* File sharing over the Internet
* Print sharing over the Internet
This action should not affect the vast majority of our members, and does not affect using Microsoft Outlook or other email programs over a local area network.
The block is scheduled to begin on Thursday, April 29, 2004. Beginning at that time, you may notice that you are unable to continue the above activities over the Internet. Other uses of your Internet Access service will not be affected.
How long will this port blocking last?
With the cooperation of subscribers, and the use of anti-virus software and firewalls, we hope to have this issue contained in a relatively short period of time.
Are there any workarounds?
You may be able to work around port blocking. Some workarounds you may want to investigate include:
* Using Microsoft Outlook Web Access
* Using Microsoft point-to-point tunneling
* Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
You may need assistance from a networking professional to set up these workarounds.
Will anything else be affected?
Other computer applications may use ports 135, 139, 445 and 1025, although they are mostly used for the purposes outlined above.
Why are you doing this now?
As the result of a growing number of apparent security vulnerabilities, SBC Internet Services is blocking ports in an effort to protect our networks and the security of our customers computers.
Because SBC Internet Services conducts security checks on its network, do members need to be concerned about additional Internet Security measures?
Yes, members should realize they are responsible for the security of their own computers. Our network security scans and port blocking are not a substitute for protecting and patching your own computers. We recommend use of personal hardware and/or software firewalls, and we suggest that all members install anti-virus software to scan the contents of their computers for viruses and worms.
Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
1. Most packages have a range of speeds associated with them. 'Up to 1.5mbps' '1.5-3.0mbps'
2. The ISP only provides or guarantees sync speeds to be within the package range speed when they provision your line. This means the connection between you and the DSLAM not to the internet.
If you think you are slow please help us out by doing a few things to prove out your point. Make sure no one else is using your connection while the tests are running.
1. Reboot the modem, router, PC.
2. Post a speed test result from »support.sbcglobal.net/dsl/speedtest/ and choose the location nearest to you.
3. Post a tweak test result »/tweaks
4. Post a line Quality Test from »/linequality
5. List the DSL package you ordered.
6. List the modem brand and model you have.
7. List if you have a router.
8. List if testing from a wired or wireless connection.
9. List if all filters are in place (the DSL modem should not be filtered).
10. Line stats from the modem would also help if you know how to get them.
Please also read this FAQ - »AT&T Northeast (SNET) DSL FAQ »How do I tweak my connection for AT&T Northeast?
We will try to help the best we can.
1. Filters - DSL Modem should not be filtered. Everything else should be filtered (phones, answering machines, alarm systems, water meters, Satellite receivers if hooked to phone line, etc.) Try unplugging everything but the modem itself. If the problem is fixed, most likely one of the filters is bad.
2. Electrical Noise - Bug Zappers, Treadmills, Dimmers, Vapor Lights, Halogen Lights, Street Lights (not only yours but your neighbors too)
3. Internal Wiring - Check for broken wires, recent changes to anything inside your home (new phone, new electric outlet, new electronic devices).
4. Faulty modem - This is rare but the modem itself could be going bad.
5. NID check - Try plugging the modem in at the NID to help eliminate inside wiring being the issue.
6. Half Ringer - Some NIDs have a half ringer inside. If you have one, it should be removed as they generally degrade DSL performance (line stats will show this). »Residential Install with PICTURES!!!!!
7. Outside Wiring - Construction in your area?, Squirrels?, Recent car accident?, Trees?
8. Detailed modem logs are the biggest help. Note the days, times and frequency of the drops. Logs from 5100, 4100 and 2Wire modems will help show whether the actual DSL signal is dropping or the PPPoE session is dropping. Don't forget to post the line stats that are in the modem as well.
Also note if your dial tone drops as well during this time.
The more detail you have, the better.
This link can also provide some more information »findnetdeals.com/cblog/archives/···6.0.html