I'd start by trying to ping the IP address where you think the server is. Also, try a tracert from a dial-up account and see if it finds the server.
I'd start by contacting the ISP, the PW could be anything.ponyboy32 said:apparently my dsl modem is built into a residential gateway and I can only gain admin access through telnet. But I don't know the password. If anyone is familiar with residential gateways please help me out, as I know next to nothing about them.