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For the last couple weeks I've been having trouble with my modem disconecting. When I'm connected its fine but It will only stay on for about 10 minuts then it will dissconect and it will keep saying "Dissonecting" until I restart my comp. Is there something wrong with my modem? What should I do about this problem? Thanks, Shaun....

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    Default Modem Problem

    For the last couple weeks I've been having trouble with my modem
    disconecting. When I'm connected its fine but It will only stay on for
    about 10 minuts then it will dissconect and it will keep saying
    "Dissonecting" until I restart my comp. Is there something wrong with
    my modem? What should I do about this problem?

    Thanks,
    Shaun.
    Shaun Guest

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    >For the last couple weeks I've been having trouble with my modem 

    I doubt it. Most likely its one of the following.

    1. Your ISP. Some ISP's like AOL are known for disconnects, especially if you
    connect during the high peak hours.

    2. Your phone line. Dirty phone lines will decrease modem performance. If
    you live in a place with bad phone lines, have your phone company fix them, or
    use an External Modem. External Modems are more sturdier than internals,
    meaning they can often obtain faster connects with bad lines, and remain
    on-line longer. Some of my PC friends use external serial/USB or PCMCIA/CF
    card type modems over internals for increased performace.

    3. Is your modem going directly into the phone jack, or is it running through
    extensions, an answering machine, telephone,etc? If possible connect your
    modem directly into the wall jack.

    4. Is your computer close to your wall jack, or are you running a 50-100 ft
    line from your computer to the wall? Doing so will decrease performance.

    What should I do about this problem?

    Try the following, if they do not work, then try buying a new modem. If you
    are using a recent Mac, you will need to purchase an external, as from the best
    of my knowledge, you cannot purchase an internal modem for a Macintosh in a
    average computer store, but then I could be wrong. Most internals I have seen
    in stores, are PCI based and only work on PC's.

    Good luck.. 


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    Crucifyself03 wrote:
     
    >
    >
    > I doubt it. Most likely its one of the following.
    >
    > External Modems are more sturdier than internals,
    > meaning they can often obtain faster connects with bad lines, and remain
    > on-line longer.[/ref]

    You jackass

    Thom Guest

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    Default Re: Modem Problem

    I seem to remember hitting a similar problem when the modem was addressed by
    the wrong driver, especially the 'not letting go' after a slow disconnect'
    Have you checked that the driver?

    M J




    in article bhtdel$2vqv1$news.uni-berlin.de, Thom White at
    net wrote on 19/8/03 3:49 pm:
     
    >>
    >>
    >> I doubt it. Most likely its one of the following.
    >>
    >> External Modems are more sturdier than internals,
    >> meaning they can often obtain faster connects with bad lines, and remain
    >> on-line longer.[/ref]
    >
    > You jackass
    >[/ref]

    Mike Guest

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