Forum: water cooler
started by: raysr
Posted by raysr on Sep. 17 2005,21:44i was using "nicrevival.com" for a dialup on another box but now it seems it's gone. Connection still works but I can't connect to the web page. The only reason I used it was because it was advertised on DSL. Anybody know what's up?
Posted by John on Sep. 18 2005,06:48Hi Raysr,
I really do not know what is going on with nicrevival.com, it looks like the website is down too. I will post when I get word on what's happening.
Posted by raysr on Sep. 18 2005,18:52Thanks John. It's time for me to renew but I can't. ??
Posted by noordinaryspider on Sep. 21 2005,17:21I'm in the same boat. I think I've got a few more weeks left, but if nicrevival is gone, I sure could use some help finding another dial-up ISP. I have multiple desktops with various limitations networked through a smoothwall so anything that requires putting software on a windows machine (in other words, my local phone company, all high speed providers in my area, and any ISP I could locate through my phone book or other offline means) are out of the question.
I live in the US in a small town in Northern California.
Posted by ke4nt1 on Sep. 21 2005,17:45SBC/Yahoo works fine with smoothwall,
and you DON'T have to use 'their' (SBC) software to get on.
Smoothwall's PPPoE function works fine for connect-on-demand.
Posted by noordinaryspider on Sep. 21 2005,18:06I had a miserable experience with SBC DSL about a year ago, but I was running windoze. I never could get it to connect so I guess I'm a bit gun-shy.
Their DSL is comparably priced to dial-up in my area right now. You have to order online but customer service said my mistake before was to order the kit for a single computer when I should have ordered the (more expensive) kit with their router instead of trying to use my DLink DI-604.
Is it okay for me to PM or email you for advice on this, Kent? It's okay if you're too busy.
Posted by clivesay on Sep. 21 2005,20:52If this ISP is not available to support DSL may I recommend Copper.net. It is a national ISP that appears to be good according to people who have used it. If you pay your bill with a credit card or checking account, it's $9.95/month. If you use my ID as a reference, my non-profit organization will receive $15 for every person that signs up. I use this ISP on the Linux machines I donate to needy kids. No extra software required. They were even nice enough to give me an account for free to test Linux compatibility, while others I asked wouldn't do it.
Posted by cbagger01 on Sep. 23 2005,04:20Verizon DSL works fine with DamnSmallLinux
For my local system, the pppoe username was "firstname.lastname@example.org"
and the password was the Verizon email account password.
Plug in computer
Enter in information.
Posted by noordinaryspider on Sep. 27 2005,14:40The nicrevival account manager is back up as of 9/27.
I'm not sure where they're physically located, so this could have been hurricane related. I never lost service, although I did notice it slowing down for a bit. Whatever happened, they've got it fixed now, so I'm going to stick with them for another three months anyway.
Posted by raysr on Sep. 30 2005,06:09I see they're back up again with a nasty warning about paypal, scared the crap out of me!!