Having recently obtained Broadband, I have found myself unable serch on the net after 5-10 mins use. The modem connection is fine, and remains connected throughout, but I keep on getting 'unable to find the web page' type error messages on any site I try and visit. Before this happens everything seems to work fine. I am using XP Pro, and prior to the intillation of Broadband, my dial up service worked fine.
I was asked by Telewest to turn off my firewall, which made no difference whatsoever, so I have switched this back on again.
If you cannot access any web site, then the connection is the probelm.
I do not know about Telewest's set up, some ISP may ask you setup internet connect via proxy server. If this is the case for telewest, you need to set it on Internet option.
What firewall software you use? It may block all other traffic, so uninstall it (not just quit/exit) it completely and see what happen. If it works, install firewall again it will do some setup to allow IE access web.
I was just using the standard XP firewall until all this happened, after switching this off at the request of Telewest, I then decided to try Norton, just basically to see if it would make any difference and to provide some protection whilst sorting this out.
I feel uncomfortable operating without a firewall, and would feel happier using one if possible.
What I don't understand with all this is why my dial up was working fine, and now I am getting all these problems with Broadband. Very, very, annoying!!! My pc should be fine as I had only recently formatted my c: drive (6 weeks or so ago) and installed XP on a blank canvas so to speak
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