Internet Service Providers forum

General discussion

Netzero issues

by Chinquapin / April 15, 2008 12:50 AM PDT

Long story short, I chose Netzero for my ISP. I cannot get any DSL
locally and the local provider charges $19.95 for dial up or DSL.
I chose Netzero for price and I hoped some speed. Anyone help with
the following. I installed the Netzero using their provided CD.

1. Why can't I set up my dial up using the Windows set up. I use the
phone numbers (local for me) provided by Netzero but I can never get
a connection.
2. I can only get a connection when I use the dial up provided by
Netzero. That dial up sends me to their home page which has news,
weather, ads, ads, etc, etc. and that takes time. I have google
set as my home page but it will only go there after I allow Netzero
home page to load and then change to my home.
3. When I'm ready to disconect the usually toolbar connection status
icon in Windows is not available(I checked several times in set up to
show this icon). I have to disconnect using the dial up window that
Netzetro installed. After I click on disconnect it takes quite a while
to disconnect and I finally have to right click on their icon in the tool bar and choose close.
Any way to get my dial up to go straight to my home page and not Netzeros or get my Window XP dial up set up to work?

Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Netzero issues
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Netzero issues
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
NetZero junk. . .
by Coryphaeus / April 15, 2008 9:12 PM PDT
In reply to: Netzero issues
Collapse -
Don't work!!
by Chinquapin / April 18, 2008 10:13 AM PDT
In reply to: Netzero issues

I uninstalled the Netzero and set up dial up using Windows.
The dial up worked fine but instead of logging on I got a
message that internet access was denied. Tried many times.
Message said I would have to install latest Netzero software
to log on. Reinstalled Netzero and connection was made but
with the same issues I had to start with.

Collapse -
Sounds like. . .
by Coryphaeus / April 18, 2008 11:47 PM PDT
In reply to: Don't work!!

NetZero has some highly proprietary software, like AOHell. You'll have to call them.

Collapse -
Here's what I do
by Willy / April 24, 2008 11:48 AM PDT
In reply to: Netzero issues

I know your problem and this is how I correct or side-step it. I do use Juno, but it is the same process. Allow Netzero to start and load its toolbar, it should then launch the browser. That's where I stop it, I use Mozilla Firefox. I kill the IE browser as that's the one they default to(you can't defeat it). I then load the Firefox and it goes to my selected homepage. You can do the same for IE, just kill the Netzero IE when it starts and then start the IE found on your desktop, edit your desktop IE to be the homepage you want. Hope this helps... -----Willy Happy

Collapse -
netzero issues
by shaggie31 / November 29, 2009 2:21 AM PST
In reply to: Netzero issues

I bypassed the netzero software by putting username@netzero.net and my password in the Windows dialup network connection settings. If I used just my username or username@netzero.com, it didn't work. As an example, if your netzero username is shaggie, then you would use shaggie@netzero.net in the dialup settings. shaggie or shaggie@netzero.com wouldn't work.

Netzero changes the local phone access numbers occasionally and retires some of the existing ones. Their software would need to be used occasionally to see the latest functional local phone numbers.

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
icon
Laptops 19,436 discussions
icon
Security 30,426 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
icon
Windows 10 360 discussions
icon
Phones 15,802 discussions
icon
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions

Smartphone tip

Hoarding photos on your phone?

Those picture are hogging memory and could be slowing down your phone.