Can only stay connected to internet for 3 seconds

  larios 16:46 15 Apr 2003

Hi, I have a notebook computer with me here in Spain which I brought from the UK. I have on the computer a dial up connection to Freeserve and have installed a new one for a local ISP. I can get connected and my username and password are OK'd and I am connected, but after 3-4 seconds each time I am disconnected again. I have spoken to the local ISP who say that maybe it's because their server is so busy, which I don't buy as I have had this problem for a month now and have been trying to connect at all times of the day and night.

Can anyone help? I'm not sure if the problem is in th emodem or in the fact that the Freeserve account is there which possible has taken over IE and it's settings, not allowing access through another ISP?

I have had my configuration for th enew ISP checked out and it's perfect.

Any help at all would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

  Paranoid Android 17:35 15 Apr 2003

Is it a V92 modem ? If so you could try putting +MS=V90 in the modem initialisation string in case your ISP doesn't support it.

Just a thought.


  AP22 17:48 15 Apr 2003

Are you accessing your mailbox? If so this can happen if your settings for your mail are telling your machine to disconnect when mail has been checked and/or downloaded.

  larios 17:49 15 Apr 2003

No, it's a V90

Thanks anyway - still stumped

  larios 17:52 15 Apr 2003

no, I realise that about the mail - this is just on the intial connection, before I even get a chance to select my browser OR mail programme.

  larios 09:16 20 Apr 2003

Just for the record, I ended up re-formatting the drive and reinstalling all the software again and Bingo!

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