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I Keep Droping Off


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#1 mypenry

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Posted 12 March 2007 - 08:00 PM

I am running Windows XP Pro Media Edition, and connecting to the internet with a land
Line dial up connection, over the past month the computer connects ok, but after
Some time (between 5 minuets to half an hour) the connection just drops off, and I have to reconnect.

This happens on any ISP I use, I am wondering if there’s any thing I can do to the configuration of the network settings, or modem…? The Land line has been checked and is OK; it’s only used for the computer connection

Can any one advise me on the best / correct configuration / settings …?
for Windows XP.

Thanks Mypenry

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 09:45 AM

Try:

IEFix -- http://windowsxp.mvps.org/IEFIX.htm

Winsockfix -- http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4372.html

Have you checked your firewall settings to see if anything there could be blocking some sites?

You can also try another browser to help determine if the problem is with IE or not. You can get Firefox from here:
http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

Edited by zbd, 13 March 2007 - 10:33 AM.


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Posted 13 March 2007 - 10:10 AM

The Winsockfixlink is dead, but you should be carefull using that.
Here is a new one
Some reading material

If the above does not fixes things you might want to do the following :

Go to START RUN type ipconfig /flushdns ( mind the brack between g and /)
after that ipconfig /renew

If that doesn't help please do ipconfig /all and post what you have.

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#4 mypenry

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 09:52 PM

THanks Guys for the info... being a newbie I dont feel too confident in using Winsockfixlink at the moment , ive looked at the Microsoft site and checked my WinSock settings and they look OK, I tried the ....

Go to START RUN type ipconfig /flushdns ( mind the brack between g and /)
after that ipconfig /renew

and all I got was a quick flash on screen of a black box...?

then I tried ........

If that doesn't help please do ipconfig /all and post what you have.

and got the same quick black box flash on screen...?

a friend has told me to do this.....

I would uninstall the modem from Windows, then reinstall it.

You'd do this from inside the Devise Manager.

Upon reboot, Windows will redetect the modem and install a new driver.

This refreshes the driver and ALL the files for the modem. This sometimes is all that is needed to fix the problem.

but again I am a bit un sure about un installing the modem....?

one other thing that comes to mind was just before this drop off problem , a-squared deep scan found some infections ( 2 ) named
Heuristic.ArchiveBomb, to get rid of that problem I had to un install a-squared and use system restore, which seemed to delete the infections OK, could this have any thing to do with my current drop off problem ( clutching at straws now !! ) ...?

in the last 64 internet connection 's all first connected OK but 34 droped off after some time, can you comment please.... Thanks

ps as for changing browser , as this computer is my first new one and came with Windows XP Pro media Edition installed, and was working fine in the start , I would like first to try and put right this problem with IE first, ....

Mypenry ( Central Thailand )

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Posted 13 March 2007 - 10:08 PM

Sawadee Cop (hello)

I have run both the winsock fix and dial a fix with no problems.
They help get better connections.
They will not damage your system.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4372.html

http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4899.html

Edited by zbd, 13 March 2007 - 10:10 PM.


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Posted 14 March 2007 - 08:17 AM

Thanks to every one for the info, zbd I will give winsock fix and dial a fix a go and see how I get on...? I will post the outcome , so many thanks .....................

Mypenry




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