-=PCTechTalk=- Re: Dial Up Connection

Thanks Lil.  I am flagging your message so I can come back to it and try 
these things.
Sandi
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lilian" <lilian.oswaldocruz@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2008 5:52 PM
Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: Dial Up Connection


> Hi Sandi,
> I am also on dialup and with speeds very similar to yours...  I sometimes
> have the same problem.  First thing I would do is call your provider and 
> see
> if they are having any problems with there server.  If not, second thing 
> you
> could try is to reinstall the dialler if that is what you have.  If you
> don´t have a dialler you can make a new connection for your isp in Control
> Panel/Network Connection.  Remember before doing so to write down all your
> details (isp phone number, user name and password).  Your isp support 
> could
> probably walk you through this and give you additional settings that may 
> be
> needed.  Hope this helps :o))
>
> Regards
> Lil
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: Sandi Beach
> To: pctechtalk
> Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2008 6:51 PM
> Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Dial Up Connection
>
>
> New problem, well new to be sent to you anyway.  My connection is coming 
> up
> erratically at various speeds.  Right now it is at 21.6 Kbps.  Earlier it
> was at 24 and then at 26.4.  And my OE is getting an error message pretty
> regularly saying it has encountered a problem and needs to shut down. 
> Then
> it does.  I have noticed when connecting that I sometimes hear 2 pings
> before it goes to verify my username and password.  Sometimes I have to
> redial a couple of times or more to make the connection and when it 
> finally
> makes it I have these slow speeds.  It used to run pretty consistently at
> 26.4 to 28.8.  Once today I heard a voice come over the modem saying "your
> call cannot be completed as dialed.  Please hang up and try your call
> again."  This is a first.  I have never heard a voice through the modem
> before.  Am I hallucinating or is my computer gremlins at work again?? 
> And
> the pings are new.  Never heard those before this week.  Nothing new has
> been added in the way of software.
> Local tech says the upgrades have absolutely nothing to do with the
> connection.  I believe him but it is still a problem for me that I need 
> help
> in figuring out.  Any of you out there who use dialup have any idea?  Or 
> had
> any problems like this?  I have an external modem.  Is it possible that I
> need a new one?
> Sandi
>
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