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3.0 Software and Services
DO NOT USE ACCESS MANAGER WITH WINDOWS XP, IT WILL CAUSE PROBLEMS!
Windows XP comes with built-in software to connect to Sympatico and other DSL ISP's. Sympatico has instructions on how to manually configure this built-in software here: Instructions Here
Instead, use the built in PPPoE client or install RASPPPoE.
DO NOT USE ACCESS MANAGER WITH WINDOWS XP or VISTA, IT WILL CAUSE PROBLEMS!
Access Manager is the connection software used to connect to Sympatico for customers with older computers running Windows 95/98/ME.
Access Manager is supplied to Sympatico members in the Sympatico High Speed Start-up kit.
You don't have to use the most recent version of Access Manager. However, upgrading Access Manager will sometimes fix or improve your Sympatico high speed Internet connection.
Download the current version of Access Manager.
Its features include:
- live chat with a Sympatico technical support rep
- Sympatico rep can remotely fix the problem (with your consent)
- self-diagnosis and repairing of computer, email and Internet settings
The program sits in the Windows system tray. It requires Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP and Java to run. More information and download link is available here: »www1.sympatico.ca/help/local/bel···res.html
Click here for a list of dialup numbers.
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The exception is the use of SMTP servers, since all traffic through port 25 is blocked. See /faq/8457 for more info.