Thursday, November 30, 2006

Solve your Streamyx connection problem

Have problems connect to the internet using Streamyx?

Investigate and solve Streamyx connection by yourself.

-Make sure all the cables are well plugged into the modem(Power cable, Telephone Line, Ethernet Cable)
-Switch on and check your ADSL modem light status

ADSL/DSL Light : Should be on and stable
Ethernet/Act Light: Should be on and blinking(if got data activities)

If all the status lights are normal as above, you still cannot get connected:

-Check your username and password

-Username format is LoginID@streamyx, you may wrongly type .com (not needed) after it

-If you face "Error 769:The specified destination is not reachable", make sure your network card device is functioning and you have enable it.

-Create new dialer and configure Domain Name Server (DNS)
Preferred DNS Server: /Alternate DNS Server :

-Restart your modem(switch it off, wait for few seconds, and then switch it on again)

-Reboot your PC

If your ADSL/DSL light is continuous blinking and you can't connect at all / You are connected but you can't surf anything because the ADSL/DSL light is blinking (e.g : stable for 10 seconds and blinking and the situation repeat)

-Make sure your phone line is functioning

-Lift your phone and check for dial-tone (with modem switch-off), you should hear a clear tone, without noise. If modem is switch-on, it's normal to hear some hissing noise

-Try to disconnect your modem from your current phone line connection and check the noise. If the noise is there, call 100 to report the faulty

-Ensure your splitter/microfilter is functioning, try with another splitter

-May cause by faulty connection, check whether all the line is connected to the right slot
E.g Modem and telephone line should connect to the correct slot of the splitter

-Direct connect the line from wall socket, bypass splitter, fax machine and any parallel connector/extension

-Restart your modem(switch it off, wait for few seconds, and then switch it on again) to resynchronize the modem with the DSLAM(DSL Access Multiplexer) at the local exchange if in case you lost connection to the exchange

-Try with another modem

-In the case you are connected but can't surf the net, you can test whether your connection is functioning:

  1. Go to Start - Run , type cmd , click ok to open the command prompt window
  2. Then type "ping"(without quotes) and press enter to ping streamyx gateway
  3. Then type "ping"(without quotes) and press enter to ping the DNS server
  4. If the connection is there, you should see something like this

Reply from bytes=32 time="x"ms TTL="x"
(for gateway ping)
Reply from bytes=32 time="x"ms TTL="x"
(for DNS server ping)

Then try to ping any website, example like typing "ping"(without quotes)

If you see "destination host unreachable" or "requested timeout error", that mean your connection got problem

The problem may cause by bad/old phone line quality or bad copper line quality and connectivity from your house to the exchange.

-If the ADSL/DSL light is still blinking, you need to call 100 or 1300-88-9515 to get technician to fix your problem. I will prefer to call 100. Provide them with enough info and details of your streamyx problem and request your report number.
Read my next post for guide to solve Streamyx intermittent connection problem/unstable DSL light

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Streamyx Installation Do-It-Yourself

No need to pay RM88 for installation!
Step by step self installation:

1.After apply for streamyx, you need to activate your line. You can SMS STXACTV Login ID to 33535 for activation after 3 days of registration. You will receive a reply and it charges 30cent. The line will be auto activated after 7 days of registration if you do not activate yourself.

*Before you activate your line, you need to make sure your modem ADSL/DSL light is on and stable, if the ADSL/DSL light is blinking, you should not activate the line. If you do so, you cannot connect even you have activate it and the bill will start from the day you activate. So do not activate the line if the ADSL/DSL light is still blinking.

2.After the activation, you just need to setup your modem then it's done!

Is that easy, don't give away RM88 for just the setup of the modem!
If you pay the RM88, TM will send a technician just to configure your modem that only use about 5 minutes time.