My first visit to this forum I just wanted to try and clear one very common issue up that no one seems to know the answer to.
First off I am aware most broadband connections do not require you to dissconect them but with BT Broadband you do, and yes I am aware this is a bad design.
My connection is a 2.2MB by BT Broadband, the default modem supplied was the "BT Voyager 100" the OS is Windows XP Pro SP2.
The problem I am having is upon disconnection of the modem, when you right click the internet icon in the system tray (the 2 flashing computers...) and click disconnect it doesnt and it will stay seemingly connected alough you cannot veiw web pages or access anything on the net, this in turn crashes the connections tray so when you go to turn the computer off it gives you the whole ending task routine ("connections tray" being the task") then windows will continue to save your settings and then freeze, leaving you having to do a manuel shutdown.
Most people say this happens after a long duration of being connected and most of the time yes this is true, you will also find after a format and reinstall of windows (and maybe even just the modem drivers on their own) it works fine for a bit but then it starts to fail again.
Also I am using Norton Firewall, and I am running the latest drivers for my modem from the bt website (problem still occurs using the ones that came with it on the disk).
There are many others with the same problem and no one seems to know what the issue is.
Thankyou in advance for any replies to this issue.