I recently purchased a D-Link wireless router with a built-in modem
My ISP provider is AT&T (in Southern California, if it makes a
After registering with AT&T, I was able to configure the router/modem
(PPP over Ethernet (PPPoE)).
I'm able to access most internet web sites. However, I cannot seem to
connect to www.microsoft.com
and after I login to Yahoo.com, I can't
seem to get into my inbox. The progress bar just states that it is
waiting/loading but it does so forever. I don't get any timeout or
disconnect errors. Using a neighbor's wireless network, I verified
that these web sites are up and running. I've disabled Norton Internet
Security (firewall & anti virus) which didn't have any effect.
I'm able to resolve the IP address using the DNS (ping) but the ping
times out (no packets are sent back).
To make a long story short (very long - hours and hours), I called
AT&T which assured me it is not on their side and also D-Link which
assures me that the modem is configured correctly. I finally got to
level II support on D-Link which wasn't able to help (but the agent
seemed to be knowledgeable) and tomorrow I hope to call and get level
Has anyone seen anything like this?
I tried to find a way to see whether the modem actually received
incoming traffic from these sites but couldn't find a way (no drops or
error packets though, according to its administration console).
My questions are:
* What could be limiting these web sites contents?
* Does anybody know of a way to actually see the traffic passed thru
the modem (http headers and html content)?
* Any further ideas to isolate the problem.
I didn't want to say it, but I'll say it anyway: