Dial-up connection

This page lists some of the most common errors made in setting up and/or using some common Internet programs.

General Problems for all Opperating System's (Windows, Mac, Linux):

  • Username = follows this format: username
  • Password mistyped or missing.

Passwords are cASe SeNSitiVe. Ensure the Caps Lock is NOT on.

  • Using the wrong Dial-up phone number.

Dial-up Numbers = Look for the "Dial-up Locations" link on our ISP's main website.

Warning: We will not be responsible for long-distance charges.

It is up to you to make sure that our number is local to your location.

  • Reboot your computer.

Windows 95/98:

Reboot your computer.

Windows 95/98 is infamous for memory leaks, causing connection problems after a period of time. Rebooting the computer fixes MANY problems in Windows 95/98.

Windows ME:

Lucent LT WinModem must be at least version 5.97.
Most WinME computers shipped with an earlie, incorrect version of the driver.

Go to www.agere.com for the latest driver for the Lucent LT WinModem.

Windows XP & Windows 2000:

Disable "LCP Extensions".

Enable "Client for Microsoft Networks".


Email:

Problems sending Email, but still able to receive Email.

Ensure that you have a Username/Password for SMTP Authentication. 

Problems receiving Email, but still able to send Email.

Your Email program may be having difficulty downloading a large attachment.

Access your Email account through the WebMail interface at http://www.Kinex.net.

Once in the WebMail, download or delete the large attachment. 

Problems Receiving and Sending:

  • Not actually connected to the Internet in the first place.

Have you created a connection for your Modem to connect to your ISP?

Make sure you have successfully connected to the Internet.

  • Using the wrong Dial-up access phone number.

Oddly enough, in certain cases, your computer can Dial-up and connect to an outdated or invalid phone number.

Dial-up Numbers = Look for the "Dial-up Locations" link on our ISP's main website.

Warning: We will not be responsible for long-distance charges.

It is up to you to make sure that our number is local to your location.

  • Incorrect Mail Server Settings:

Incoming Mail Server = follows this format: pop3.kinex.net

Outgoing Mail Server = follows this format: smtp.kinex.net

  • Username has unnecessary "domain tail" (everything after the @ symbol).

Email Address = follows this format: username@Kinex.net
Email Username = first part of the Email address. Everything before the @ symbol.

  • Username/Password mistyped or missing.

Passwords are cASe SeNSitiVe. Ensure the Caps Lock is NOT on.

  • Client for Microsoft Networks

Outlook Express often gives errors 0x800CCC0D or 0x800CCC0E without this installed.

  • Anti-Virus Software's Email Protection causing Interference

Try disabling your Anti-Virus Software's Email Protection and see if the problem persists. Then, re-enable the antivirus software.


Browsing/Surfing:

  • URL typed incorrectly:

Make sure you've typed the web address correctly.

  • Reboot your computer.

If things have worked fine until recently, rebooting your computer often fixes the problem.

  • Not actually connected to the Internet in the first place.

Have you created a connection for your modem to connect to your ISP?

Make sure you have successfully connected to the Internet.

  • Using the wrong Dial-up access phone number.

Oddly enough, in certain cases, your computer can Dial-up and connect to an outdated or invalid phone number.

Dial-up Numbers = Look for the "Dial-up Locations" link on our ISP's main website.

Warning: We will not be responsible for long-distance charges.

It is up to you to make sure that our number is local to your location.

  • Firewall:

If you are using Firewall software, such as ZoneAlarm, BlackIce, McAfee Firewall, Norton Firewall, etc., disable the firewall to see if the problem persists.

Windows XP users often experience problems due to the built-in Firewall.

  • Security/Privacy settings too high in your web browser.

Make sure cookies, Java, ActiveX, scripting, etc. are enabled.

Also, clear out the cache and cookies.


FTP & Personal Web Page:

  • Not actually connected to the Internet in the first place.

Have you created a connection for your modem to connect to your ISP?

Make sure you have successfully connected to the Internet.

  • Incorrect FTP Host/Address or incorrect use of the Initial Remote Directory:

FTP Host/Address = follows this format: members.Kinex.net

Initial Remote Directory = Typically, no directory, initial remote directory or path.

  • Username is the same as your Dial-up username.

Login/UserID = your username which will route you to the right directory.

  • Password mistyped or missing.

Passwords are cASe SeNSitiVe. Ensure the Caps Lock is NOT on.