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    Home Networking

    Hi, I'm new to this..... I Installed a D-Link router with 2 PCs to use a Cable Modem. The ISP does not support networks but I was able to get my systems (Win 95 & 98) to work with e-mail for 1 week. ISP server went down and I have not been able to get e-mail unless I disconnect modem from router and reconfigure PC. PCs are set to DHCP. Router is static IPd. Using @Home. I have re-programmed the router to no avail. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks.

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    ileacy
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    Re: Home Networking

    You probably have your mail server name as "mail". You need the full name for the server behind the router.

    To get the name, type the command "ping -a mail" in a command window. You will be given the full DNS name. Write it down and change your email client settings to the full name.

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    Re: Home Networking

    I am in the Greater Seattle area using @Home and all I need is Mail, see the attachment.
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    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    ileacy
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    Re: Home Networking

    It depends on the router. With LinkSys I must put in the full DNS name for "mail" and "news". Looks like your NetGear gets around the problem.

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    Re: Home Networking

    I used your suggestion and found it to work using the full name of the mail server as a suffix. Thanks again for your assistance.

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