I use a Scientific Atlantic Webstar Cable Modem to connect to the internet via USB and in the past 4 days following the latest Service Pack Update for XP SP3 (My system is bang up to date) I have had a total nightmare connecting to the Internet. I feel this is totally due to Microsoft and their ever decreasingly damaging Service Pack Updates.
Because of this and the total commitment to not following this horrific tratition with the monsters to come including Longhorn and IE7.0 I have recently installed Suse Linux 9.3 and using the same modem but connected via ethernet I can access the net just fine - thereby bearing out my case that the service pack is to blame.
I have uninstalled the modem and all the USB connections etc under windows safe mode - rebooted and reinstalled all the drivers and the modem (including the updated driver for the same) and still have the problem. I can connect for a second or two and then the connection continuously times out forcing me to right click my connection and repair. This procedure gives me about another 30 seconds connectivity then I have to repeat the right click procedure.
Has anyone out there been experiencing the same and do you know how to correct this problem?
Would appreciate any help you might be able to contribute
Thanks in Advance