Thanks for the quick replies. I'll add comments to your suggestions now.
1. We did have a problem with a noisy phone line. Line was bad and replaced from the box in the house to the main line on the power pole. We were also placed on a new card in the switching station about 2 miles from here. Problem still there.
2. Working part time in a computer shop has its benefits. I tried 2 other modems. Problem still there.
3. I have a box of phone line here at home. I made a new line and ran it directly from the modem to the main box where it comes into the house. Problem still there.
4. No software CD was required to create my connection. It's all done automatically. The only requirement was to create the dial up connection on my system. I have made 2 of them. Each one has a different phone number to contact my ISP. I have removed both of them and created new connections. Problem still there.
5. Have already tried unplugging all phones from jacks when connectiong to the net. Problem still there.
Unless I'm missing something (which is quite possible
) if the problem was in my phone lines, I would have the disconnect problem with both providers. I only am having an issue with one. Though, I will have the odd one with the 2nd provider. By the odd one I mean maybe 1 or 2 per month.
My current provider has suggested I bring my system down to their office and try it there. If we have the same problem, that eliminates the phone lines for sure.
They are an independant service and I like them. The only reason I would leave them at the moment would be if high speed came to our area of the sticks where I live. It's real nice to call and get only one of 4 people answer the phone and know you on a first name basis. Besides I would miss the unlimited hours and 10 MB of free web space for my $19.95 per month. And finally, to ddeerrff
, you're right on with my name gridleak. One of my other pastimes along with ham radio, is collecting vacuum tubes and learning to restore old tube radios.