bt broadband- connection difficulties

  DIDO 18:51 04 Jan 2005

I can normally connect to bt broadband ok but when my computer has been running for 2 or 3 hours it sometimes refuses to connect with the error message "the port has been disconnected by the user". If I reboot the computer everythings fine again. Im using windows 98SE and a BT voyager modem connected via a usb hub which has performed ok until this trouble

  bamfiesler 18:54 04 Jan 2005

don't know how important this may be, but check your connection seetings in IE for the the modem, i.e., 'Disconnect if idle for...' etc., etc.

  DIDO 19:01 04 Jan 2005

tried all those before posting the proble which cant connect not being disconnected - thanks

  anon1 19:23 04 Jan 2005

I dont understand your question really because broadband is "always on" unless you switch off the modem. Do you mean that after 2 or 3 hours your internet stops responding?

  ACOLYTE 19:25 04 Jan 2005

It may be the hub thats faulty,can you connect straight to pc?

  anon1 19:29 04 Jan 2005

Another thought would be that your ethernet card has developed a fault thats assuming you are connecting via ethernet.

  DIDO 19:29 04 Jan 2005

anon - same when connected straight

acolyte - I disconnect from the connection when not in use and reconnect via the connect icon - prevents hackers etc. viewing my ports and doesnt hog the finite bandwidth available at the exchange or so im told

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