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14-May-2001, 03:57 PM #1
I'm having trouble connecting to my isp (netzero) and wanted to rule out the possiblity of it being down. I haven't been able to connect to their dialup servers or their mail servers for the past couple of days. Their webpage is up and running, but when I tried to login to download the newest version of the software, I was taken to page that said there was a miscommunication between my computer and their servers. Is there anyway to test whether the servers are working? If someone (is/knows of) a user that isn't having any problems let me know. Can a ping or something of its kind be done as a test? I'm not sure of the dial up server, but the pop3 server is: and the SMTP server is: .
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15-May-2001, 11:47 AM #2
I don`t know how much you use netzero but the last time I checked them out, you only got 40 hours/month free. Then it was 9.99/month or thereabouts.
Free ISP`s are quickly becoming at thing of the past.
Hope this helped.
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15-May-2001, 06:26 PM #3
Yeah, they have that limit but I don't think I've used that many hours yet. Don't you think they would've given me a different error message? hmm, maybe not. Anyway, thanks for your advice about free isps being old.
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16-May-2001, 01:33 AM #4
I just checked and not only is Netzero still up and running, i got some e-mail advertisement from them while there. I used NZ for 2 years and finally got feed up with the declining service. It is only a back up now, but it still works. Their offer of $9.95 per month was to little to late. I found a local ISP for the same price that is always up, 46.6 to 53 kbps connections speeds consistantly and no limits. Enjoy NZ while you can. I personally feel it is gasping its last dying breath. As to your error message, if it does not clear up on its own, try reloading NZ and if still problems, reload your network protocols.
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16-May-2001, 02:00 PM #5
Ok, I'll try what you've suggested.

P.S. Do you write calc programs? Your name sounds familar.
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