Internet connection "Freezing"

  Sapins 17:07 08 Dec 2003

Hi all,

A friend here in France has a Tiscali dial-up connection and it normally connects at 40-50kbps but, when he tries to access a web page or do a search on Google it gets as far as the opening page and then freezes. Both the sending and receiving lights fade out or flash intermittently and he cannot move from there. The modem is an external Intel V92 and he has XP Home installed. Any help greatly appreciated.

  Diodorus Siculus 17:13 08 Dec 2003

A repair of IE click here

Clear cookies and temp internet files.

Do a defrag.

Will it send / receive email?

  Sapins 17:22 08 Dec 2003

Hi Diodorus Siculus, don't think the problem has anything to do with IE or am I totally wrong?

E-Mail is OK I got the request to post this that way.

  Diodorus Siculus 17:27 08 Dec 2003

Sapins - I don't know reallym but always try to rule out the basics first of all.

Given that email is OK, I would have thought that it is a browser problem.

  Sapins 08:23 09 Dec 2003


  Sapins 22:03 09 Dec 2003


  Sapins 11:58 10 Dec 2003


  Sapins 17:42 11 Dec 2003


  Stuartli 17:51 11 Dec 2003

Check Security and Privacy settings in Tools; use default if necessary.

Also check that certain websites are not being blocked if you wish to access them.

If all else fails try Proxomitron but, if you do, configure it to the letter....:-)

Proxomitron solves the problems involved with downloading advertisements which prevent the webpage itself being downloaded as part of its functions.

I had the same problem last year and my son, an IT support specialist, immediately referred me to Proxomitron.

After installing it everything was fine.

  Sapins 13:21 12 Dec 2003

Hi Stuartli, thanks for your response. Will check settings and also see if any web sites are blocked with a firewall.
What is Proxomitron and where do I get it please. I will let you know if any of your suggestions works.



  Stuartli 13:31 12 Dec 2003

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