Collegue having probs with connecting to the internet, any help from the worldly wise appreciated.
PC appears to connect but no data exchange with server after log in. Connection times out.
Problem: Compaq Global 56k V90 HCF MiniPCI Modem connects to internet but there is
no communication with the server. The max speed with the phone line in use is 28kbps.
Have not used the modem for a few months as I had a broadband connection available.
OS Win Me with ie 5.5
Laptop PC - Compaq Presario 1700
Modem on board
Various ISPs (original Tiscali 10.0, tried installing Freeserve & Supanet)
Different PCMCIA modem - gave the same result
Repairing internet explorer
Restore to previous config with Me (message says can't restore)
Re-installing internet explorer 5
Uninstall of ie 5.5 and fresh install of ie 6
Other users can use the same phone line with sucess, typical connection @ 26 - 28 kbps. Line is a private exchange with exchange physically 5 to 10 miles away (we think)
All above without sucess.
Appears to be s/ware problem? Any help much appreciated.