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Email dial-up problem in India

Q: Email dial-up problem in India

I would really like to find some way to automate my email access in order to get around the connection problems I have.

I work for a non-profit foundation and am currently based in rural India. The location where I am is only 50 miles from Bombay. Although Bombay is a huge city with sophisticated facilities, in my area the phone lines are awful. Electronic exchanges have constant problems, overhead lines get pulled down or felled by falling trees and underground cables are regularly dug up. Things get fixed according to who paid off the officials involved. Often the few working lines are overloaded and constantly busy. I attempt to access a major ISP (VSNL) in Bombay and thereby to connect to my company’s email server in New York to access email. It should be straightforward enough, but the lines cause several problems.

I have to run a Dial-Up Networking Script (.scp file) upon connecting to the ISP. Currently I use Outlook Express 5.0 (though I could switch to Outlook 2000 if there is any advantage). Because of the script (I think) when I click ‘Send & Receive’, the dialog box requires me manually to check ‘Save Password’ and ‘Send Automatically’ before proceeding. If the lines are busy I cannot set it to automatically retry later by checking for new messages at a preset interval because of the dialog box.

Another problem is that sometimes a connection is made to the ISP or to my company server but the quality of the line or something causes errors and Outlook Express presents an Error Message which then has to be manually cleared before proceeding.

Ideally I would like to set it to try 25 times, wait an hour and try again without manual intervention. Is this too much to hope for???

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Our office uses a small LAN. There is a Windows NT (version 4.0, Build 1381: SP 6) file server in a backoffice with MS Backoffice SmallBusiness Server 4.0 installed on it. We have a modem connected to the file server. We just got new workstation computers with Windows 2000. I can now connect to the internet just fine using a LAN connection, but cannot use a LAN connection in Outlook 98 to receive internet email.

When I previously had my old Windows 98 workstation, I could connect thru the LAN modem for both internet email and Internet Explorer. We only have one email address, so there's no use trying from other workstations - everything comes thru my computer. Right now I am having to connect using my local modem. Why can't I use a LAN connection? (Sorry, but I don't know much about networking)

A:Cannot dial into ISP for internet email

Is the LAN connection going through your ISP?

At our ISP I have the mail server set up to where you must be logged in to our network before you can send and recieve e-mail through us. It's basically to thwart spammers....


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PoP3 email service not working with dial up (works with DSL)

My pop3 email service configuration is working when I connect thru DSL. When I use a dial service, the following error appears: Please verify your SSL port settings.

Email service: SBC

Dial up ISP: Covad

According to both companies: their not blocking other ISP's from downloading their email or blocking port 25 on dial up. Is one'fem lyine to me.

A:PoP3 email service not working with dial up (works with DSL)

Could you type up the EXACT wording of the error or provide a screen shot?

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Thought if anything, I probably wouldnt be able to connect- go and figure - I can connect, just cant hear the darn thing connect nor a dial tone, but I'm definately connecting @ 50.7kbps....speaker selctor is switched-on in both modem and audio stages-what do i need to do to get the modem (analog/dial-up) to become audible?

Many thanks in advance

A:analog dial-up modem works super, but I can't hear the bloody thing dial-up!

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I'm looking for a software program/script (?) to automatically dial/redial dial up 3+ differrent dial-up network connections.

Overview: My ISP has 3 dial up numbers and I would like to find a program/script that would automatically dial-up an Internet connection I have for my ISP and keep hanging up & redialing my ISP until it reaches a preset speed (for example, at least 41K-). Then (if it can't make connection on that line at a predetermined speed I selected, it would hang-up and automatically dial the next of the 3 ISP #'s I have for the same ISP (or a different ISP) and keep doing that with all 3 phone numbers (one after the other of course).

I would want it to do that over and over, automatically, until it finally reached a connection speed I preset (for example 43K). That way when I wake up, I could start the program and let it run for an hour (or however long it takes) while I get ready, until it was able to connect at target speed I preselected, which could take a long while on my voice grade line.

The phone lines are lousy around here, so I DESPERATELY need something like this. Does anyone know of any software program or any way to jimmy-rig something, fairly easily, to do that? (the point of all this is to get as good of a dial up speed as I can get where I live on my voice grade phone lines here, because there is NO Cable/DSL where I live!

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A:Need Software/Script or? to Automatically dial & redial, dial-up Network Connections

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I'm looking for a software program/script (?) to automatically dial/redial dial up 3+ differrent dial-up network connections.

Overview: My ISP has 3 dial up numbers and I would like to find a program/script that would automatically dial-up an Internet connection I have for my ISP and keep hanging up & redialing my ISP until it reaches a preset speed (for example, at least 41K-). Then (if it can't make connection on that line at a predetermined speed I selected, it would hang-up and automatically dial the next of the 3 ISP #'s I have for the same ISP (or a different ISP) and keep doing that with all 3 phone numbers (one after the other of course).

I would want it to do that over and over, automatically, until it finally reached a connection speed I preset (for example 43K). That way when I wake up, I could start the program and let it run for an hour (or however long it takes) while I get ready, until it was able to connect at target speed I preselected, which could take a long while on my voice grade line.

The phone lines are lousy around here, so I DESPERATELY need something like this. Does anyone know of any software program or any way to jimmy-rig something, fairly easily, to do that? (the point of all this is to get as good of a dial up speed as I can get where I live on my voice grade phone lines here, because there is NO Cable/DSL where I live!

Thanks For Reading This and any help would be GREATLY appreciated. (I'm not a Techie, so I have no... Read more

A:Need Software/Script or? to Automatically dial & redial, dial-up Network Connections

Dial up networks are a strange breed. But connection speeds aren't what you're looking for. In fact, you want to know what bandwidth you have. I've seen 28k connection with a good solid bandwidth. Check your numbers and find the one that gives you the best return. I don't know of any automated scripts like that, but some programmers here might be able to help. Keep in mind, that when you hit a jump station your connection drops, and your overall connection speed is decided by the weakest link between you and your telephone number you're calling. So changing numbers changes the direction of your signal. I hope a programmer jumps in and has an automated solution for you.

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Good Evening,

I have working (according to Windows XP trouble shooter) Realtec AC'97 Audio for Via sound card except that nothing comes out of the speakers or headset. I have run all the troubleshooting panes, downloaded all the latest drivers from Realtec, reinstalled SndVol32.exe. The only sound that will play is the dial tone and connection sounds when I use a dial-up server. That plays well but you can't dance to it.

Anyone have suggestions on what else I can check and how?

Thanks in advance,


A:My speakers only play the dial-up dial tones

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This is something very strange, and if this is a big problem to fix, I am just going to have to reformat the hard drive and start from scratch.

I have a Gateway PC with I.E 6 with Windows 98 as my OS. I also have a DSL Internet Connection and this problem just started today.

I can play media content just fine (or, I should say....so far with Windows Media Player 7) However, when I go to this one particular website:

www.tpirtv.com which is a website devoted to the TV Gameshow, the Price is Right, I can not play any of the videos, even though I could play them fine last week. What happens is, shortly after Windows Media Player opens, my Internet-Dial Up connection appears even though I have no dial-up connection. (I run DSL) The user name is blank, the screen name is blank and it says that I am off-line (like I am using dial-up, which I am not.)

Second issue, if I open OE 6 to read my mail, the dial-up connection wizard also opens! What's going on??!!!


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hi there,

i connect to the internet via dial up. No, not to AOL, just an ISP you haven't heard of. Everything works fine, just that few days ago, when i started dialing, it stopped making any sounds where you can hear the number being dialled and when it connects.

Is there a way to switch the sound back on, I checked my Volume control, Line-In and they aren't on Mute. So whats the problem?? Bear in mind, everything works! just no sound like it used to do.



A:I can't hear my dial up modem dial tone

Go into dialup networking and click on the connection and see if the option is there.

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Hi, on my mums computer (win 98) as soon as the desktop programs load, the dial up window appears & dials automaticaly. How can we stop this & only dial up when we want?

A:dial up problem

go start programes accesories system tools system information
go tools system configuration utility
go startup
take the tick out of all but systray.
if you need anthing back later reverse the tick isue.
regards Alan G

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Here is my story i had dsl with sbc but got rid of it cause it wasnt the best well for some reason when i had sbc installed it disabled my modem so if lost it i wouldnt be able to dial up to aol cause it wasnt detecting it.well i had to end up taking it to the shop and it cost me 160 to put a new modem and i dont know what else he did ,ok i have earthlink now but my question is i might be getting rid of it soon i have the modem still installed that the shop put in is there anyway i can use my dial up i dont feel like blowing 160 for a simple problem finally the modem he put in before i got earthlink i used it and it was very loud does this mean he put in a used modem

A:Dial up problem

Uhmm, I'm a little confused here, what exactly is it that you are asking?
Are you saying that you are thinking of going back to dsl and are worried that it will cause a problem with the newly installed modem? Or is it just a concern that the modem you now have isnt working properly?


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I am having an automatic dial up problem with XP. I have internet Explorer set NOT to dial and this is not happening when I am on IE but with Juno. When I am on Juno and I try to go to the internet the auto dial goes to my ISP. (garbersoft)
It will also dial when my computer is on but not being used. I find that I am logged on and have been for quite a long time.
What would cause this?
Thanks for any help. Buddy

A:dial up problem

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Hi guys,
I was wondering if anyone could help, i have been having some rather strange activity on my computer over the last 3 days. One of the things is when my computer loads up i get linked to a website with some sort of Forigen Language and i also foind i have a shortcut with the word CLick me on my desktop. I also have a dial - up connection called happy which continuley flashes and is un-deletable. This is causing me great concern as this is a brand new computer and i already have this very strange thing.

If anyone could help i would be most grateful

Thanks alot


P.S i have spy-bot and ad-aware both updated and tried to use the progorms but it continues to come back.

Im can also get a Hijack this report if needed

A:Problem with Dial Up

i have spy-bot and ad-aware both updated and tried to use the progormsClick to expand...

What does that mean? Has Ad-aware found and removed anything?

Have you tried Sysytem Restore?

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I am having a dial up issue with an unknown program. I use a DSL modem but some program is using a dial up connection phone number. This happens every day of the month and has been going on for several months. The calls are made to a phone number in Asheville, NC - (828)-251-1626. The calls show up on my landline phone bill and since it is a local call there is no dollar charge for the calls.

My question is how do I determine what program on my computer(s) is making the calls? I also have DirecTv and the system is hooked up to my phone line. I have spoken to Tech Support at DirecTv and was informed they only access their system periodically.

Any help to allow me to stop the calls to the 251 number is appreciated.

A:Dial up problem

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Anyone got dial up connection problems with windows 7 while connecting to internet?
It seems that error 711 and error 1068 occur 2-3 days after installing windows 7.
I got those errors.
Please reply fast!

I have installed the right drivers for my onboard nic. downloaded them off giga-byte's site.

A:Win 7 Dial up problem

Here is your request: fast!
Seems it could be caused by firewall or a/v. Are you running Kaspersky by any chance?

Did you tweak your services at all?

You might want to check this link out: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330163

This will help you too: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/827328

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My sisters pc got a dialup connection to the internet and now everytime she starts up the pc theres a dialer named axis that tries to make a connection but cant ( when you listen very carefully to the modemspeaker you can here an automatic operator telling that its forbidden to use that nummer with this provider) So i tryed to delete it but had little effect. I used spybot but didnt help, used cws schredder, Regcleaner , hijackthis (deleted some entries but cant show you log file atm cause i dont have the pc here.) Did a search with norton but nothing showed up neither. Then i manually searched for anything with the name axis and with first search i found a few things deleted them and when i rebooted that dialer just came back and next search didnt show anything anymore (no program or file with the name axis present on the harddrive).When i try to make a dialup connection with my normal provider it says that the modem is allready in use. When i delete it in my network connections it keep ons comming back out of no where

Anyone heard of this dialer before and can give me some info on what to do with it or how it can be found??

A:Dial up problem

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my xp dialer is frequently changing my isp account every time i open it to start connection. pls post ananswer to my problem

A:Dial-up Problem.


Originally Posted by Famio

My problem is that whenever i switch on my PC, the dial-up starts connecting on its own. If i cancel it once then it pops u again and this goes on and on. What is the problem ? First i thought that it was becasue of Kazaa, maybe its dialing on its own but even after closing Kazaa, it keeps on dialing ? what is the problem ?

your problem is also my problem... i deleted all my previous downloads prior to that and it resolve the problem. my prob now is my dialer always change an isp account.

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Forgot to ask, now that I went through all this, when I dial in, IE would always launch, now it "dings" and does nothing, how do I get my homepage to open automatically? Thanks!

A:IE Dial up problem

Go to control panel, internet options, set home page there.

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I'm having trouble when I set up a dial up connection. For some reason my computer creates a duplicate of any connection I make.

If I go to 'Start' then 'Control Panel' then 'Internet Options' then 'Connections' then look in the window where my dial up connections are listed I see 2 of the same connection listed and both are marked as (Default) only one works and I cannot delete the other. If I try to remove the one that works, both are removed.

Don't know how it started but the problem I have is that when I try to go online through the dial up it puts the computer into a loop and locks it up.

A:dial up problem in XP

What is your version of XP? E.g. XP home with Service pack 1 or 2 installed. What type of modem are you using? Internal or External. Do you have the latest drivers for your version of Windows.

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Hi All,

I'm trying to help my girlfriend get MSN dial up working on her lap top and have run into a bizzare error that I've never heard of before. Connecting to the 1-800 number to download local acess numbers works so the modem is not faulty; however, when she then goes to dial the local access number to sign on she gets:

"MSN is unable to find the proper dial-up credentials on your computer."

The modem doesn't even trial to dial. She just gets that error. Her laptop is running Windows XP and it's a fresh install. (I just did it last week). She is also set to administrator. I've tried to google this error but the closest thing I can find is a post about damaged credentials, but in that scenario the modem did dial. We tried that fix (something about ctrl + shift + F12 and then clearing the credentials) to no avail.

I'm completely stumped. Thanks for any help!

A:MSN Dial Up Problem (Very Odd)

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Just got a new Dell inspiron for kids for xmas with Home Basic. Problem is I can set up account but when I connect via dial up the notebook freezes! Any suggestions???

A:dial up problem

Since It's brand spankin new, I would call Dell tech support.

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System is running Xp with SP2 installed.

Trying to get a friend`s pc on line using dial-up. No matter what I try, I always get this message. DUN error 720( no PPP control protocols configured. I have tried a lot of suggestions found with a goggle search using this error. As far as I can see, everything looks alright. Any ideas would really be appreciated.

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Hi, I'm having a problem with my dial-up connection. My OS is Windows XP Media Centre Edition v2 sp2. I can connect ok but each time I do I have to re-enter my password as windows seems to be changing it. Can I stop this happening?
Thanking you in anticipation

A:Dial Up Problem

IF windows keeps changing it, how do you know what the new one is? I think you meant that windows is not saving it. Let's start off simple, did you enable the "save password" option? And please respond with specific details.

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i have a situation where i have a dell dimension something

the modem is communicating with the pc (when i querry it)
but when i dial up it just beeps and does nothing then
i get (the line is busy error) or no dial tone.

i checked the cable and it was very loose into the jack.
i thought this was the problem...but i tested it on my laptop
and it worked perfectly...first time!!! so its not the line

i have also tried 2 new modems that doesnt help either...

what could be causing it? how can it be solved???

please help

i dont really want to reinstall the pc...

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Guys I am from India I want to buy a laptop

I want a laptop that should have 4 or 3 GB ram and 500 gb hard disk, 1 gb graphic card and i5 processor. I wanted to buy it from dell but I don't know which brand is the best because i use desktop.

And the price should be between 35ks to 45ks.

I need your help guys just tell me which one is the best.

And most importantly i forgot to mention i need at least 3 to 4 hours of battery backup

A:Which Laptop to Buy - India

A lot of machines have that specification - Toshiba, Dell, HP, Sony, Acer
I dont know the brands available in India - however, I have moved to hardware forum, & changed the title - you may get more response

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I have purchased
Dell Inspiron 15 Laptop Computer - 15.6" Screen / 6th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor / 1TB Hard Drive / 12GB Memory/ Windows 10
from amazon.com in US and they provide me 1 Year Dell Warranty on Parts and Labor there and now I am in India. Now I want warranty in India What should I do for it?

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Hello, I am looking forward to buy a Hp 22es Display from Amazon.in. The seller is Cloudtail India. I have heard about warranty problems for hp products purchased online in India. Therefore I was doing some research before buying this product. That's when I found this hp customer advisory. It lists Cloudtail as an authorized hp vendor. But, not Cloudtail India, which is to the best of my knowledge is a sister concern of Cloudtail. So, my question is if I buy this product from Cloudtail India on Amazon.in, will my product be covered under 3 years warranty (it is wrongly described on the Amazon listing as 1 year warranty) from Hp India? Thanks is advance.

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I am wondering if it is possible to connect my home PC back in India from here in USA. I tried net meeting, remote desktop connection, but i got errors.

Can some experts guide me how to do this. I think this will not be allowed as its something like hacking. I use a cable modem and router, while the internet connection in India is a dial up 56 kbps.

I read on internet that both the PCs must be on same network for netmeeting, etc to work, so how do i do that. Also is it true that the IP address given by ipconfig is not the actual IP address, i should somehow get the WAN ip address of both PC's. I do not know how to get that.

Guidance would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance.

A:Connect my PC in India from US

When you are connected to a router your computer's IP address is a private address assigned by the router. For your public IP address look at the router's WAN status or go here: http://www.whatismyip.com/

To connect by Remote Desktop your India PC has to be configured properly; for XP Pro this just means set to allow RD. For other systems you need some third party software. And, of course, the PC has to be connected to the internet. You will probably not enjoy RD with dial-up, and unless it's a pretty decent dial-up it may be too slow to work at all. Good luck.

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Hello, as the title says, we are infected by this ransomware, we managed to save some files but alot of them are encrypted.
I managed and kill the malware from the whole lan computers and now i am trying to find a way to get back my files.
I also considered paying the ransom but i just read that there is no security that i will take back my files if i will pay them.
Just need some help from you guys....
Thank you.

A:Infected by [email protected]

I am also infected with a virus. I managed to remove it but they all files received extensions id ...... [email protected] Does anyone have an idea how to unlock these files . Is there a program to unlock these files !?
Please help !!!!

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Hi. I am new to this forum but I am hoping someone can please help me. I am currently on Rocky Mountain Internet( dial up) and recently we have been able to get telus dial up(not adsl). I run windows 98 SE on my computer and have IE6. Ok Now here is the problem I have installed the cd from telus did all that was supposed to be done and I can connect to the internet but can't browse, check emails nothin. But I can connect through my rockies internet. Please help me I have called telus 4 different times and they are all stumped of to why this is happening. I welcome all responses as I can't think of any thing else I can do.
Thank you all so much in advance.

A:Please help intenet problem(dial up)

first bad move was installing the telus cd software
with dial up all you need is the modem tel number and set it up under DUN (dial up networking), branded internet explorer etc

is that the only difference
- you had working dial up before, installed the telus cd, and now it doesn't work?

confused about rocky internet and telus
(are you in rocky mtn house?)

- both dial up providers right?
(never heard of rocky mtn internet, i know telus, nucleus, platinum, and interbaun are out there - all will be using the telus phone line anyways)

- you have both ?, or just switched to telus and now have no rockie?

how do you know you can connect to the internet?
- does the little modem icon show up in the systray (bottom right corner)
- what happens when you try and go to a website? (ie 404 error etc)

go to this dial up forum FAQ and see if your set up is ok (should be if you could connect easily before)

another good dial up resource is: optimizing.net

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I have an HP7275 Pavilion(1996) with an Apache 56kb modem(made by Rockwell). Lately I have not been able to dial out to any ISP. I get the message that there is a problem with "Dial-Up Networking" and no dialing tones are heard. All the modem settings seem to be correct and I have tried various configurations with the modem cable. A phone on this line dials out OK, so I don't think it is the line. Also sometimes I see a message saying "Device installer error...setup cannot load installer netdi.dll for the net hardware." When I tried to re-install it, it said “There is already a dial-up adapter”. Of other note: one of my kids recently installed a copy of AOLv6. Could that have caused this? I am currently trying to establish a connection thru Juno…

A:dial-up networking problem

if you cannot dial into your dial up networking then how did you write this post or did you write it out on someone elses computer???


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This is my situation ..

I can connect to my ISP , and I got into the internet ..
But, I cannot browse and the modem status shows that only 500 or more bytes received...

I can only connect to the internet successfully once in about 50 tries .. what are causing this ? Hmm ?

A:Another dial up internet problem ..

I would try a new modem, I have seen that issue before along with several others that were instantly corrected by a $12.00 winmodem

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After I install Service pack 2 on Windows XP I have problems with my dial up connection.
I click on my short cut to my window that shows connection speed & connection
status and it opens up the suddenly disappears. The problem is at random and only
occurs on occasions. The problem only occures after I install the service pack on on windows XP. I did not have this problem before installing service pack 2.
thank you,

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Hello, I have just installed a new internal modem, ESS chipset PCI V.90 ESS 2838. It took several attempts, but the computer finally recognized the modem on COM 3. When I try to make a dialup to my ISP, however it begins to dial, but then a blue screen comes up and says, "A Fatal Exception 00 has occureed at 0028:C18F53F7 in VXD UNIMODEM (03) + 000003D7. The current Application will be terminated."

Then it says press any button to continue or Ctrl Alt Del to restart computer. When I push another button to continue it just goes to a blank screen and the computer freezes.

Does anyone know what I can do to make the modem dial out instead of going to a blue screen and freezing? Please help and I thank you beforehand for any information you can give me. Thank you and hope to hear from you soon.

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I have a winXP desktop which takes about 5 minutes to load AOL (dial-up).
Any ideas what would cause this?

A:Dial-up connection problem


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I have been blaming this problem on my ISP, but yesterday, I found out it was not their problem.

But I do not know what is wrong with my PC. Help!

I am running WIN98 SE and IE 5.5, Up to date Norton virus definitions and Zone-Alarm. My Norton has never found a virus.

Here is the problem.
For about the last 3 weeks, I am unable to brouse the internet in the afternoon. I connect at the typical speed(57,600) and stay connected but very little data is transmitted slowly for a while and then it stops. This NEVER has occured when I try it before around 10 am. But 99% of the time after 3 pm is when the problem is there. I do not use it much during the other hours.

Here is some data.

>2:00 PM No 0:15 5,000 Then stops Estimate
>3:00 PM No 0:15 5,000 Then stops Estimate
>6:12 PM No 0:20 3,295 Then stops
>6:15 PM No 0:35 13,804 Then stops
>8:20 PM No 0:10 1,174 Then stops
>6:00 AM Yes 0:18 19,262 OK continued surfing
>1:10 PM No 0:15 1,580 Then stops
>5:20 PM No 0:20 6,615 Then stops
>8:35 PM Almost 2:40 53,191 Then stops
>8:40 PM No 1:20 12,200 Then stops

This is typical data and I have more. If I connect to a different ISP, the data transfers and I can surf, but it is extremely slow. I would estimate below 15K.

I found out it was in my PC when I connected my laptop from work last night and got good data transfer.

Once, when I was having trouble around 2 pm, I re-set my PC's clock to 2 am, re-booted and it did not help.

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A:Help with strange dial-up problem

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Hi, i recently got a few parts for my computer and now my modem doesn't work.
I bought a Gigabyte S-Series GA-MA78GM-S2H Motherboard, an AMD Athlon x2 (2.56ghz) Processer, 2GB of DDR2 RAM, and a power supply.
My modem is pine fm 3621 ESS 2818 and it says on the modem v1.2 or something like that. I have a driver for it, i'm almost certian its the right one because it can dial just fine but when it gets to 'Verifying user name & Password' part it disconnects and sometimes gives me Error 678 which basically says its going to close the port for no reason, sometimes i get error 719 or 619 one of those, i am positive that the number i'm dialing works, AND my username + password but i just don't know why i keep getting these errors.. I am using Windows XP Service pack 2, i use to have Vista but someone said that the drivers i was using was for XP only.. so i installed XP and sure enough i still got the error

And another thing, i've tried to get another driver for it...but i can't uninstall the current driver it just keeps reinstalling.. so i have no way to install the new driver.. And sometimes it even connects, but a second later it'll disconnect and say "Connection failed.." or something similar.

Any help is much appreciated, thx

A:Problem with my dial-up modem

Does your modem have two ports for the telephone line connector? If so, one is incoming and the other is usually for a pass through to a regular telephone. Is your phone line connected to the correct jack, that is, the incoming line? The pass through connector usually has a telephone symbol next to it.

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hi, i'm running windows xp with a dial-up connection (i'm from australia where broadband is really behind) and i'm having a strange problem where 75% of the time i connect to my isp through the phone line, the computer will sort of freeze up, although i can still move the cursor and use the current window/task i'm viewing, but can't switch to any task and can't use the start menu, and the keyboard is not "keyjammed" either.

the only way that i've found to get out of it is to continuously press ctrl+alt+del many times, which will eventually make many instances of the task manager come up, which will somehow unfreeze the computer and make it go back to normal. this makes it especially hard for my parents who don't know much about computers...

i'm unaware of any registry changes that were made, or any changes made by installing a program. personally i've never experienced such a problem using dial-up internet... i find it kind of weird. any help at all would be much appreciated.

thanks and regards,


A:weird dial-up problem with xp

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I have searched through the forums and don't think that this exact question has been asked before.

We have two computers here in seperate rooms roughly 40 feet from each other. Both running Windows XP with 10/100 Networking cards and USB ports.

We don't appear to be able to get DSL/Cable service at this address.

We need a way to connect the two computers so that they can both use the internet at the same time and at seperate times. The location of the computers would make it so that it would be very hard to connect outbound using just one of the modems, ie they are both in bedrooms so if the other is asleep connecting through their modem would be an issue.

Is there a way to do this inexpensively and easily.

Are there external modems that could be shared, ie, used by either to dial out and then able to be connected to by the other if it is in use.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks in advance for any help and my apologies if this has been asked before and I missed it.

A:Dial-up Networking Problem

If you look on the SMC website, you'll find the SMC7004ABR broadband router has dial-up capability. I see it on Pricewatch for $69, that would do the job just fine.

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My internet service provider is verifying my user name and password twice whenever I try to connect to the Internet. This causes unnecessary delay in connecting to the Internet. I wrote to the ISP and they didn't fix problem. The only thing that may have contributed to this problem is that when I signed up with this ISP, I inadvertently submitted the information to sign up twice. Despite this, my ISP has told me that I only have one account, so I'm at a loss to understand what is going on.

Please help!


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I still have dial up only because thats all that is available. Anyway - I recently unpluged my modem and when I pluged everything back in it would not connect. So after fooling around a little bit I established a new connection. But I still have an icon on the lower right hand corner with an icon with a red x on it. I can get a connection but just can't get rid of the icon. I want to know how to get rid of it and if I did anything wrong. If you need more information just ask - I'm running windows 2000. Thanks so much, I appreciate it very much.

A:Solved: Problem with Dial-Up

Goto Control Panel/Network Connections.If this should shows two Dial-up connections, right click on the one no longer used and select delete or disable. That should clear the icon for the unused connection.

Next question...... Where's the icon for the connection you are using?

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My OS is Windows 2000 and approximately 3 months ago my internet browser (V5.5) and my dial-up connection started acting up.
- My dial-up connection will lock-up after few minutes being connected, making it impossible to disconect. I have to manualy unplug the phone line or turn off the computer to drop the connection.
- While browsing the internet, some links would not respond, others would take me to a wrong destination...
- Ctrl-V/ctrl-C commads do not function.
I am pretty much frastrated enough to reformat my HD and reinstall everything from scratch. However, this would be a very painfull task. Is there a way to avoid this? I ran the repair function for IE in the control panel, but it did not do the trick. Can anybody help, please?


A:Dial-up connection and IE problem

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I hope this is the right forum to post in.......... Recently i have had this MediaCodec Zlob Trojan Downloader on my computer and i couldnt get rid of it.... so i did some research and found a program called SmitFraudFix from the website: http://www.precisesecurity.com/blogs/2006/08/27/media-codec/ dont get me wrong, it did exactly what i needed it to do... and its a great program, the only thing i have experienced wrong with it however is, it got rid of the dreaded zlob and some other junk, it made my computer run alot smoother and faster, the only thing that bugs me is, i play games on the internet, Diablo 2, Gore, and starcraft and i can tell right away that something is killing my dial up, b/c ive never had problems w/ it before i used Smitfraudfix, im just wondering if anyone has a solution for what im experiencing THANKS!!!

A:Need Information For My Dial Up Problem

hello and welcomto start with it sounds as if you still need to be confirmed as trojan free could you kindly tell us which windows version you are running, what your antivirus program is and what other protection you have on there;when did you last fully update and run them all ? I will suggest to the Mods that this thread is moved to the ' Am I infected 'section

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Hi I have a friend who has a dell which is running XP and they have been using dial up internet becuase highspeed isn't available in their area. To make a long story short i haven't looked at the computer but was wondering what would cause this problem:

when they dial up to go onto the internet their computer shuts down by itself?

could this be a virus or something with their modem

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Hi, Last night my power flashed because of snow when i was online and then when it came back on my computer wouldnt load windows properly so i had to load in safe-mode and then normal worked after a few tries and has since. But now i can only dial-up to the internet once every time i start my computer (i have to re-start my computer everytime i dial-up in order for it to work). So i used a diffrent provider and still had the same problem. When i went to dial-up again it would have some stupid error or keep switching access numbers...the modem dials...makes sound...clicks off...redials...repeats. Then i restart and it works again. I know its not my ISP and was wondering if anyone else had similar problems or could help me. It would be much appriciated and save alot of time and money

Sam Martin
Hanover VA

EDIT: oh ya and i have 2 modems...1 usb one internal ive tried both and there both doing same thing

A:Dial-Up - Modem Problem?

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