December 7th, 2001, 03:20 AM
Problem with DSL and xp
Tried hooking up dsl on my computer using xp home and I get the following message " error 678- host computer not responding
Earthlink cant get it running, they say is a problem with xp and Microsoft will not tell them the fix, I called Microsoft and it being a OEM product they told me to go look for the fix myself, anybody has a fix for this? I would greatly appreciate it.......
December 7th, 2001, 03:30 AM
Had the same one...
WinPoet doesn't work with XP (if that's what your trying to use that is). Go to the New Connection Wizard and choose Connect to the Internet -> Set Up my connection manually -> Connect using a broadband connection -> Type the ISP name -> type in your Username it has to be your whole email address even the @ (i.e. email@example.com) and don't forget the Password, now turn off the crappy firewall as well (the very bottom checkbox) -> Now the damn thing should work, that's how I got mine to config anyway so give it a shot. Earthlink told me the same thing as you and so did M$. I got it running and helped some other people and it's the only way I have found out to get it to rock out. Hope it helps man.
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December 8th, 2001, 12:00 AM
Tried that about 10 diferent times, still no luck, anyother ideas?