Re: Dial-up modem hangs up within 20 min every call
definitely get broadband. if you need something cheap, and not much speed,
settle with DSL. if speed sounds good to you and you donâ€™t mind paying a
little more, go with cable.
(or fiber-optic is possible in some areas.)
and if you're in a rural area where neither is available, go with satellite-
its not too bad...
"jmettee" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> In June, bought an Acer Aspire laptop with AMD TURION MK-36 64-bit
> & Vista Home Premium (32 bit). We only have dial-up modem for internet
> access. First has PeoplePC when we got the PC & it would exhibit the
> problems below. Switched ISPs & was fine for about 2 months, then the new
> ISP started the same issues.
> 1) After dialing & connecting (usually 44kbs), line usually drops in 5 to
> 2) Line appears to drop the most when using web browser (IE7 or FF 2.0) &
> pulling in larger pages or even downloads of files.
> 3) Line stays connected longer when Windows Update is downloading (& no
> browser use), sometimes doesn't hang up.
> 4) Line will stay connected until timeout when network activity is idle or
> very low.
> 5) Connected directly to a 2nd PC at a different location without any
> disconnect for 1 hour+
> 6) Disconnect starts with immediate freeze in download shown by network
> connection icon, then no data received but send keeps blinking in 1 sec
> bursts for ~30 sec, then line drops.
> Steps done to troubleshoot so far:
> 1) Line is clear, not audible static
> 2) Connected at Telephone Interface Box where line comes into house
> 3) Took PC to another home & used that phone line, same results
> 4) Reset Winsock
> 5) Uninstalled/reinstalled modem
> 6) Ensured driver was up to date & correct
> Still having the same issues. The thing that really puzzles me is that
> PC started this on 1 ISP, I switched ISPs & was fine for a wile, but then
> problems started again which suggests to me that it's not ISP related or
> hardware related, but perhaps in Vista?
> I can get more specific info on my hardware when I get home if needed.
> modem is a Conexant HDAudio SoftV92 Data Fax Modem with SmartCP.
> Thanks for any help!