Thanks in advance for any help. I am having a problem that has been the
subject of earlier threads, namely not being able to access Hotmail or Yahoo
mail after sending my DSL connection through a wireless router. I have read
the prior threads and tried the suggestions there, but still I cannot get
Hotmail or Yahoo to work, so I'm looking to revive this topic, in case anyone
has any further suggestions.
1) Bellsouth FastAccess DSL
2) Westell 6100 DSL modem
3) SMC Barricade 7004AWBR wireless broadband router
4) Wirelessly connected to Dell Inspiron 8000 laptop (1 GHz) running Win2kPro,
using D-Link wireless adapter for the laptop
5) Plus a Dell Latitude laptop running WinXP, which is connected directly to
the router via ethernet cable
As some people described before, it is only the wirelessly connected computer
that has trouble with Hotmail and Yahoo. And when I do connect the Inspiron
via ethernet cable, Hotmail and Yahoo will work on it too. But the whole point
of the router for me is to use the wireless capability for at least one of the
computers. So I'm stuck.
I've tried changing the MTU settings to 1492 with the DTR program, and I've
tried monkeying around with the router settings. I have to use dynamic IP
address; if I try using PPPoP, the Internet won't work at all. I've tried
flushing the DNS, but it still doesn't work. And when I tried to manually
change the DNS through control panel or the router software, it either made no
difference or caused the Internet not to work at all.
Incidentally, I just got BellSouth recently after moving to a new area.
Previously, I had SBC Yahoo! DSL using the same setup described above, except
that the modem was a different brand (I don't recall which one), and everything
worked fine--no troubles connecting to Hotmail or Yahoo from the wirelessly
This is rather maddening. Anyone have more ideas to fix this problem?
Again, many thanks in advance.
P.S. - Just noticed after typing all of this that someone else has also resurrected this topic today. Sorry if this is redundant, but since I already typed my specific info, I'll go ahead and post it.