Posted 02 February 2005 - 10:12 PM
Posted 03 February 2005 - 04:50 PM
You may also have a problem using a win modem... if your system has an older cpu, the winmodem may be using too much of it's processes (you need at least a 600mhz cpu with a winmodem, and preferably a 1 gig or better). Win modems are the cheap ones (15-30 dollars) and aren't really modems, they're more like port converters, relying on software to emulate a modem. With real modems, like better US Robotics and external modems, the modem itself does most of the work, so put very little strain on even a very slow cpu (they worked fine on 4.77 mhz).
Unfortunately, in this day when most local bbs's are gone, you can't just dial up one of them and see if your modem stays connected any better (unless you live in a highly populated area, then you might still have a local bbs around). You might also try calling a friend with a fax machine and sending a very long fax to see if it stays connected.
But, with all the tests you've run, I'm guessing the problem is with the dial up service, not your computer. The only other thing I can think of is you have call waiting and you haven't disabled it in your dialup options screen
Posted 03 February 2005 - 05:17 PM
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Posted 04 February 2005 - 12:19 PM
Posted 04 February 2005 - 12:38 PM
Too soon to tell at this time. I strongly suspect I'm having problems with the telephone line but I won't call the telephone company again until the noise returns, whenever that is I think it may have something to do with the phase of the Moon. One thing you've got to be careful about: do not tell the telephone company that you're having problems with your computer. They could care less! I've had some strange messages when I failed to connect, ranging from : Cannot find Remote Computer to "Line is Busy" to "Server and Customer Cannot Agree on Protocol." One time, I received the message "No Dial Tone." Since my telephone is connected to my modem, I lifted up my telephone receiver and there indeed was no dial tone. But I never receive noise on my end of the line. Only people I am talking to on the other end hear the noise (except the telephone company, of course). When I do have a strong connection and, evidently, no line noise, the computer flies on the Internet. I'm very satisfied. I'll post a message here when anything new develops. Good luck with your mother's computer.
Posted 27 February 2005 - 03:46 PM
Posted 28 February 2005 - 11:00 AM
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