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XP Dial-up problem

By mhintz2 ·
I recently reformatted my computer and installed XP Pro upgrade over Windows 98 and patched XP for the Blasterworm. Where I live currently there is only dial-up, so I set up my modem (it's a Wincomm V.92 56k, using I believe an Intel chipset) and connected to PeoplePC. It seemed fine for awhile, but after a bit of surfing it slows down to nothing. I restarted and tried again, figuring a windows update would fix it. There was indeed an update for my modem, but it didn't fix the problem. I checked phone line by replacing the current ones and that changed nothing. I even tried it in another computer, running XP Home, and the same thing happened again. It is connected, and says at 40kbps or so, but is barely there in actuality. For the record, Yahoo! messenger still works, but if I try to open IExplorer it will do nothing for awhile, then disconnect. Thanks in advance.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to XP Dial-up problem

can you try another modem? see if you can get your hands on an external modem. xp has some known issues with certain winmodems. other than that, do you think something is trying to auto update and is hogging bandwidth? realplayer, quickbooks, kazaa, like that? configure as much as you can to not automatically go out and look for updates....get ad-aware and clean off spyware...turn on the firewall built into XP (network connection properties/advanced)

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by mhintz2 In reply to

Tried and thought it worked, but it didn't. Bandwidth just gradually slips away until there is nothing left.

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by mhintz2 In reply to XP Dial-up problem

I think the reason it was disconnecting was just from being idle and being set to disconnect if idle for 20 minutes. I still lose my bandwidth and I can't figure out why.

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by christhedv8 In reply to XP Dial-up problem

It might not be the modem If your phone line runs through a relay Telcos often use 1 line for 2 customers, phones work ok but it kills bandwidth.

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by mhintz2 In reply to

It can't be that -- the modem worked perfectly under 98SE. In the past I've gotten slow connections, but this modem, on 98, was incredibly fast (for a dial-up modem.) I used to get a maximum of 33kbps or so and with that modem I've gotten almost 50.

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by Lakuchumpa In reply to XP Dial-up problem

It is not a good idea to do an upgrade, there is always some small problems that come with it. I recently upgraded acomputer form XP Home Edition to XP Pro and I lost the network connectivity option. I call Microsoft, they told me to go to the registry and delete the phones folder, which did not help. SO, what I did is simple I reformatted the HDD and did fdisk deleted all the partitions and start all over . I did a clean install and that solved my problem.

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by mhintz2 In reply to

Although I actually upgraded, I did a clean upgrade with nothing installed on Windows 98. I think it *may* have been the power supply, believe it or not. I switched power supplies and it seems to be working now. I think the other power supply (which was a measly 185 watts) was bad or not powerful enough.

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