Thank you for the reply, NpaMA!
I've tried every way you can imagine with my phone lines and same thing, nothing after 10:00am, maybe make it to 1:00pm... and you are right about the phone Co., sooo right. I know those line guys by name and have a new friendship now with one...we like the same music, songwriter stuff. If it were the phone lines, and it isn't, it wouldn't make since(to me) that taking the phone off the hook and laying it on the floor next to the cradle and listen to it hisss and beep and whatnot, while I'm surfing away , connected to the internet. It's hard to explain....I have to dial up with the connection thing on the computer and wait till the connection is complete and then when I hit my browser icon I reach down and take the phone off the cradle and lay it on the floor facing up. It takes a minute and then the two TVs (connection icon) light up.....weirdest thing....even weirder that I just happen upon it, want to see if it was dialing and listened for a minute to hear what it was doing out of curiosity.
Anyway, I'm hoping that there's just something not set right but I wouldn't know, as I'm just a dummy...I just read on this thing mostly but I do pay bills and shop on occation, on dial-up I can't watch movies, play games that sort of stuff.
Thank you again...
Edit; I forgot to say that I can do a 'system restore' to this morning, for instance, and I can get online for a couple hours...don't like doing that so I've only done it a couple times, just to see if would work. ~/\/\~
Edited by stratol, 20 June 2012 - 06:16 PM.