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By scope.finder ·
Network & Email Problems, Help!
Three problems, First of all I,m using XP Pro on a LAN. I tried to setup a DSL connection on it and I'm recieving an error message (Cannot Write Phonebook ERROR 624: The system could not update the phonebook file.) And I also tried a dial-up connection on it, but recieved the same message. Instead I'm using a DSL connection though a PC that's connected to my LAN using 2 NIC cards.

Second, I'm using Outlook Express on my XP PRO to recieve email, but I'm having problems sending. It tends to time out. I'm using my XP Pro on a LAN that's conneted to a Baystack 252 10/100 hub. I tried switching the connection to a switch (baystack 303), but I could only reiceve and still not able to send. I'd tried sending from the server (NT4), but cannot send. I tried sending from the PC that's has the DSL connection, and have no problem sending or recieving.

Third, when I suff the net, I tend to connect to some sites, and on others it cannot not connect and tells me (The page cannot be displayed) and to check my setting.

Can anyone please help me with these two problems! Thank you!

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by geas In reply to Networking & Email

The PC with two NIC and DSL connection is your Internet/Email Gateway. If I am right, it should be running WinNT/2k or Linux. It should also run an Email Server Program such as MS Exchange for Windows or Sendmail for Linux. If this is the case, configure your email SMTP and POP3 address on your WinXP to point to the Internal IP of your gateway. If you have access rights to the gateway, your email should run fine. Check the permissions on your gateway. For your second problem, your gateway mightbe configured to block WAN access on selected sites. Check its configuration too.

If you need additional help, Provide more info about the software your gateway is using and it's basic configuration.

Remember, two heads are better than one!

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