Broadband modem cuts off - and handy downloads?

  AdventCalendar 17:45 27 Jun 2005


I recently bought a new laptop and am slowly installing everything onto it from my old one.

The broadband modem is a Alcatel Speedtouch USB modem, and i was having problems finding the drivers yesterday until someone kindly helped me on here.

The broadband seemed fine and a connection was made. But today Ive noticed the modem icon my toolbar keeps turning from 'green' [performing] to 'yellow' [initiallizing]

Im finding that after about 10-15 mins of connection that the icon turns from green to yellow and the connection is lost, the only way i can seem to rectify it is byrestarting the whole laptop.

Its sooooo annoying - any ideas anyone?

Also, as im putting everything on this new laptop im finding im missing helpful little programmes that i have picked up over the years that just help my internet life smoothly and keep the computer running well....most of them have come from tips on here....can people recommend things i should be looking to put back on, ranging from security and upkeep programmes, to media and audio downloads and more.

Many thanks everyone.

  mattyc_92 19:00 27 Jun 2005

CCleaner click here

Spybot click here

MS Anti-Spyware click here


Have you tried reinstalling the drivers for the modem?

  mattyc_92 19:04 27 Jun 2005

Ad-Aware click here

Diskeeper LITE click here

Shoot The Messenger click here

Avast FREE Edition click here

and there is MANY more out there... lol

  VoG II 19:05 27 Jun 2005
  mattyc_92 19:10 27 Jun 2005

Your link seems to be corrupt.... This is what I get.... click here

  VoG II 19:14 27 Jun 2005

It works here!

  mattyc_92 19:17 27 Jun 2005

It's starting to work now.... something is wrong with this forum... This happened to someone I was helping the other day.

o well....

  AdventCalendar 19:26 27 Jun 2005

I dont have the disc with the drivers on....

Thats why i mention my thread from yesterday click here

Someone sent me the drivers as a zip file and i installed them, had a quick check it worked and it did and went out for the night. When ive come to try and use the net for a prolonged period today it keeps cutting off.


  mattyc_92 19:29 27 Jun 2005

Have you still got the e-mail??? or do you know what the model no is now?

  AdventCalendar 19:35 27 Jun 2005

Matty, I dont know the model number but there was a lad on a different forum i use who had the same modem and he sent the files to me.

  Graham ® 20:16 27 Jun 2005

Being a laptop, it may be configured to turn off the modem to save power. In Device Manager, find the modem. It may be under Network adapters. Select Action, Properties, Power Management.

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