I’m getting indifferent reception when connecting to the Internet, Wanadoo, either with Internet Explorer or Outlook Express. There are occasions when, although Outlook Express will rapidly check for e-mails, Internet Explorer will hang with the comment ‘finding site followed by a number’ or ‘web site found waiting for a reply.’ There are other occasions when only part of the web site downloads and then hangs for what seems an absolute age. Conversely, there are times when neither seems able to connect with the Wanadoo server. I have a feeling that the problem could lie with my machine, unless you know otherwise. I will greatly appreciate help and advice from those of you who understand these things.
Gongoozler my Internet connection is Broadband. I tried both the speed tests you suggested but haven't a clue how to interpret the results. The McAfee test showed: File Size 150.005KB Time Elapsed 33.578 seconds. The ASDL Guide showed: Downstream 572.7 Kbps and Upstream 241.8 Kbps.
recap I did as you suggested and everything appears OK. I confirm that the Proxy Server is not enabled
Stuartli I live in a rural part of North Devon and I have heard on local radio Judi Spiers, a well known radio and TV presenter, complaining bitterly about her Wanadoo Broadband connection, so you may well be right.
I lost connection art about 3pm yesterday, was able to get through to the helpline at the first attempt and not on hold. A recorded message told me what was what. Back up and running sometime between 2 am and 2pm today (sleep and work time).
Ah Judy Spiers, I remember her from Westcountry TV, saw he drunk more than a few times in the Royal Naval Hospital Staff bar in Plymouth :-)
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