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Valerie

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My computer has been working fine.
I am on DSL.
Now for the last week....it is taking up to 5 minutes for me to connect to the internet....once I am connected...it is back to normal and working fine again.
Everything else on my computer works fine.
I tried doing a system restore...but that did not make any changes to the speed.

Can anyone please help me with this please ?

Dell Dimension 2350
200 GB HD with 512 ram
1.99 GHz

Thanks so much
Valerie
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Hi Valerie

Have you tried changing the cables from the DSL modem to your phone line, sometimes the cable will go quickly, maybe a small power spike, ;) if the cable is running through those powerbars that take phone lines, try connecting it directy from the cp to the DSL modem, I have seen those go, powerbar is still good but the phone jack is shot.

Have you had the phone company check your cables, might be an issue with the main line?? While speaking with them, see if they have made any configuration changes and forgot to send out the info. :tazz:
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Valerie

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Thankyou so much for your reply....I did call my isp and was told that since, once I connect to the internet it runs fine...that it was not a problem with them...it was a problem with my computer.

I unplugged and plugged back in all the cables and there doesn't seem to be a problem there.

I have been trying to find the answer for it...but I haven't found it yet.

I have done a virus scan, and scanned for spyware and I am clean of all that.

I really appreciate your answer...thankyou so much.

Valerie
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