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2. Installation

Important newsgroups update
On July 24, 2001, your Usenet Newsgroup server will change from Swbell.net.net (e.g., news.dallas.swbell.net) to SBCglobal.net, supported by Prodigy. To continue using Usenet Newsgroups after the final transition date of August 24, you'll need to update your newsgroup software with new server information. Your new server will again depend on your region. Below is a list of the news servers now available:

news.dallas.sbcglobal.net
news.houston.sbcglobal.net
news.kc.sbcglobal.net

For example, if your server was originally news.swbell.net and you live in Dallas, you're new server will now be news.dallas.sbcglobal.net. You will exchange "swbell.net" for "region.sbcglobal.net" in your current settings. Pick the region that is geographically closest to you.

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When you set up the news server be sure to use [your SWBell Username]@swbell.net for the login username.

Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
  • What do I use for the initial password?

    2008-07-19 20:20:31



by Flippant See Profile

In general you should allow the DNS server to be obtained when you get an IP. However you may find one of the other DNS servers provide better speed for you. Here is the last known list of new DNS servers:

Updated December 2006 for the entire AT&T Network

68.94.156.1 Primary
68.94.157.1 Secondary


Old servers have been removed from this list.


by Flippant See Profile
last modified: 2009-05-27 15:58:57

This forum thread has a number of suggestions for installing PPPoE on Windows XP.

by Flippant See Profile

Location of your Personal Web Pages (PWP) or Personal Home Pages (PHP) depends on your account address, as follows:

If your email is @swbell.net then,
Your PHP URL is: home.swbell.net/Username
For details on creating and uploading your pages see:
http://home.swbell.net/

If your email is @sbcglobal.net then,
Your PWP URL is: pages.sbcglobal.net/Username
For details on creating and uploading your pages see:
http://pages.sbcglobal.net/
Click on the Step-by-Step Tutorial

If your email is @prodigy.net then,
Your PWP URL is: pages.prodigy.net/Username
For details on creating and uploading your pages see:
http://pages.prodigy.net/
Click on the Step-by-Step Tutorial

Username and Password: User/Pass you got during the registration process.

Note: the Prodigy "Building Blocks" application mentioned on some of the Sites is optional. Instead, as pointed out in the tutorials, you can use your own editor and FTP Client.

by dffisher See Profile edited by Flippant See Profile
last modified: 2002-03-09 10:45:54

The registration username/password connection will only allow you to register. Don't try to use it for regular internet use, it won't work.

support.sbcglobal.net/register

username = sbcyahooreg@sbcglobal.net
password = sbcyahooreg

Note: It is best to do this through your DSL connection as billing may start at the time of registration.

by Flippant See Profile
last modified: 2004-10-13 19:03:08

For Windows 95/98/SE/NT:

Click Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Networks.

From the Configuration Tab, click Add -> Adapter.

Select Manufacturers = Network TeleSystems -> Network Telesystems PPPoE Adapter (NTSP3).

Click OK, wait for completion, then reboot

by Flippant See Profile
last modified: 2002-08-17 10:58:20

Having a dedicated pair to use for DSL doesn't mean that a new wire must be placed. If there is extra pairs available in the existing wire then they can be used. A step-by-step post with pictures can be seen here:

Apartment Install

This method uses a filter placed outside and makes use of one of the extra pairs in the existing wire.

by kmac1 See Profile edited by Flippant See Profile

Restart your computer, double click on the Enternet 300 Icon, at the top Click on Connection, Settings, Advanced. Make sure its set to Private API, and change the filter driver to protocol, and reboot. This should correct the problem.

by Alphabyte See Profile edited by Flippant See Profile

Uninstall/reinstall Enternet 300 software. Create a new profile. This should correct the problem.
Update 27 June 01 from Ranma

In Enternet 300, go to Connections-Settings-Advanced, change filter driver to protocol driver.
When reinstalling Enternet 300, be sure to CTRL-ALT-DEL and end task all programs running in the background. The "Failed to load TAP" error can occur repeatedly after each install if there is a software conflict during installation.

by Alphabyte See Profile edited by Flippant See Profile

Click on Try again. This should connect you. (This is a known error using some versions of IE.)

Upgrading to IE 5.01 (Service Pack 1) or higher will permanently get rid of this problem.

For versions previous to IE5.01:
Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs -> select "Microsoft Internet Explorer" -> Add/Remove button -> Repair Internet Explorer -> OK. This will only be a short term solution until you upgrade.

by Alphabyte See Profile edited by Flippant See Profile

Windows ME/2000

* Click Start-Settings-Control Panel.
* Double-click the "Add New Hardware" Icon.
* Click "Next" until you see the "No, I want to select the hardware from a list."
* Click on "Network adapters".
* Choose "Network Telesystems" for the Manufacturer.
* Choose "Network Telesystems P.P.P.o.E Adapter(NTSP3)" for the Models.
* Click "OK".
* Reboot PC.

by Ranma See Profile edited by Flippant See Profile

This is a step-by-step way to wire an outside dmarc (teleco box that separates the inside house wiring from the outside teleco wiring). This method needs to used if there's an alarm, or the existing wiring degrades the DSL line.

Home wiring details

by kmac1 See Profile edited by Flippant See Profile

This type of setup involves any NID that doesn't have a newer test jack. A step-by-step pictorial can be found here:

Old NID setup.

by kmac1 See Profile edited by Flippant See Profile

A step-by-step pictorial can be found here:

Pictorial Guide.

by kmac1 See Profile edited by Flippant See Profile

Efficient Speed Stream modems tend to run hot. For maximum cooling they should be placed in a well ventilated area and placed on its side. It is also known that sometimes the models are shipped with the wrong AC/DC converter.

Modem revision 1.6 and earlier work better with the 15-18 v power supply. Revision 1.7 and the new ones with no rev # should work better with a 12 v power supply. In both cases, better means cooler. Rev 1.6 and earlier usually work with the 12 v PS, but sometimes get too hot to touch.

Standing the modem on its side is better as the regulator is on the right side of the board as viewed from the front.

by Flippant See Profile

For an explanation that is neither too technical or dumbed down see the link below. Very good article.

The "ABC's" of DSL Installation

by Flippant See Profile

Enternet300 currently does not support Mac OS X, however, OS X has native PPPoE support, which should be considered a better solution. For installation of PPPoE on OS X please see the following installation guide.

http://dialup.swbell.net/mac_osx/index.html

by Flippant See Profile