My XP Home pc does not always connect to the internet when I first try after switching on. (I have ntl broadband). Similarly, if I try to start Mailwasher when recently booted, this reports no internet connection. This is more of a minor hindrance since a second or third try results in success, but I would like to know what the problem is.
How do you connect. Is it a USB modem or a PCI version. I've heard it said that USB modems sometimes take a bit of time to warm up and reset when starting up after PC has been turned off. One cure is to connect modem through a self powered USB hub so that modem is 'on' all the time.
I'm on PlusNet BB and when I turn my PC on in the morning it takes 20/30 seconds for a connection to be made succesfully. I normally play patience whilst I'm waiting for the connection to be made. I have to wait while the middle green light stops flashing and becomes constant. I always thought this was the norm. OS is XP Home. TR
For the last three weeks I have had difficulty connecting to the modem, slow response when conected & most frustrating, a tendency for the connection to break after 3-5 minutes. Previously I have had excellent fairly rapid 50.6 k/s response. I have used different junction boxes, different computers, different ISPs all with same result. I have used one of my laptops on a friends line and it worked at full speed downloadind a 17Mb file. BT have tested the ljne many times and sent an engineer to check connections to first external point. They can find nothing and have given up. I will now have to re-connect to send this
I have NTL broadband also, try leaving your modem on all the time and never switching it off, I asked NTL and they suggest this is the best method using Ethernet, it doesn't harm the modem as apparently its designed to be always on. hope this helps.
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