It has been a while sincei last posted a thread, mainly due to me not interfering with my PC, that is until now.
I upgraded my Internet connection to AOL Broadband (Free modem, free connection etc), got modem on Saturday morning, no Email from AOL telling me I was ready to go etc, anyway, installed modem, no problem. Connected to AOL , no problem. Spent 10 minutes online then dropped my connection. Tried to close AOL, could not, system hung, hit reset button. Re-boot system, open AOL, connect and surf away and download quite happily for around 2 hours, then again, lost connection, hung PC, reset button, reboot.
This has been going on since Saturday, although last night, I was able to stay connected for 5 hours. I have read the AOL forums, and other users have the same problem, they are all blaming the modem which is a BT Voyager 100 ADSL Modem.
Are any of you on AOL broadband and have this problem.
Yup, On one of my (older) machines I need to run modem through a powered USB hub to achieve a reliable connection. The later, more powerful, rigs have no problems at all. It sounds as if a powered hub may help you too.