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Modum Or Isp Connection Fix Desired


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#1 donut

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 11:00 AM

ISP.connected,Computer icons in Rt.tray,one blinking,looks to be active connection,but I get"can not find server". When I pick up phone reciever I get dial tone,not connected

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 11:40 AM

I take it that you are using dial-up correct?

Is your computer attempting to dial out?

When you goto Network Connections under control panel: What do you see (Please describe what the icons look like, and the names of the icons)?

What OS do you have?


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Posted 27 February 2006 - 12:32 PM

In the Device Manager does you modem appear? Does it have a ! or ? next to it?
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Posted 27 February 2006 - 01:42 PM

I take it that you are using dial-up correct?K56

Is your computer attempting to dial out?yes

When you goto Network Connections under control panel: What do you see (Please describe what the icons look like, and the names of the icons)?normal ops.

What OS do you have?XP home


Modem connects does not stay connected,but minutes.Must disconnect & reconnect to stay on line

In the Device Manager does you modem appear?yes Does it have a ! or ?no next to it?no

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 03:52 PM

First, I would try calling your ISP and asking them about the disconnects.

If that doesn't work, I would try a few spyware/malware, and virus scans to see if you can come up with anything.


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Posted 01 March 2006 - 01:06 AM

First, I would try calling your ISP and asking them about the disconnects.

If that doesn't work, I would try a few spyware/malware, and virus scans to see if you can come up with anything.

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Running Norton & Ad-aware. Called whc.net my ISP. They blame phone Com.Qwest says line is clear. I had this malfunction w/previous ISP.thus reason for change. I noticed today, when disconnected 1 time out of 10 in less than an hour,that I got warning pop-up 1time of the 10. Simptem of cause? Surely I am not the only :thumbsup: with this frustration.
Thank yall, for your respnces

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 11:32 AM

It may well be noise on your phone lines.

Get your phone company to check it.

Man, broadband (cable) is great! Doesn't have problems like that.

Try WinSock XP Fix 1.2
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4372.html

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Posted 01 March 2006 - 11:54 AM

Called whc.net my ISP. They blame phone Com. Qwest says line is clear. I had this malfunction w/previous ISP.thus reason for change. I noticed today, when disconnected 1 time out of 10 in less than an hour,that I got warning pop-up 1time of the 10. Simptem of cause? Surely I am not the only :thumbsup: with this frustration.


Im assuming that Qwest is your phone company?

If you claim to have had popups then it very well might be malware. I might also suggest trying SpyBot Search & Destroy. Tell us if you find anything, and if any of it comes back on reboot (Using ad-aware and SpyBot S&D).

Edited by WlkingMan, 01 March 2006 - 11:55 AM.


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Posted 01 March 2006 - 05:09 PM

The Warning POP_UP would have been better described as small disconnection notice window

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 12:17 AM

Have you tried the Winsock fix?

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Posted 02 March 2006 - 02:29 AM

Have you tried the Winsock fix?----------Not yet, This tool is recommended for IT professionals only.Will I get in over my head,I am not an IT professional.what is one?






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