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When I log on the internet, my modem speaker makes the normal WEEEEOOOOO PAHKKKKKKK RRREEREREREREEE noises, but on top of those noises, I can hear my mouse making a whhikkk noise when I move it. Also, If I minimize a window, it makes a noise like weeehoop. It seems that my monitor actions are coming through on my modem. Finally, my internet connection only lasts for around 5 minutes and is very slow. Do these noises disconnect me from the dial-up internet? Is there another problem I may be facing? HELP
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Welcome craigjohnson :D


LOL! That's actually very good <_<

I think the additional noises you're hearing are normal RFI interference. The volume of your modem must be pretty loud to be hearing it though.

Has your Internet connection been more reliable in the past? If this is a recent problem, I would first start by checking for spyware. See the Spyware Tools link in my signature.

If you've always experienced this problem, or if spyware isn't causing it, I'd recommend you buy a new hardware modem. Most modems today are actually just software emulation powered by your CPU.

A hardware processes all the information on the modem itself. It's connections are much more reliable, and usually faster (especially if you're in a remote area). Expect to pay >$50 for a hardware modem.
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