internet connection hell

  DEAN-254783 14:49 18 Jul 2004

i have a ibm thinkpad 570 and am running xp pro.
when i connect for the first time in the day the connection speed is at least 48 kbps ,after logging off and going back later to re connect the speed drops to sometimes as low as 9 kbps.
is there an easy fix to this problem or what should i be trying.

  Diodorus Siculus 17:36 18 Jul 2004

Seems a strange one - does rebooting the machine make any difference?

  Night Ryder 19:51 18 Jul 2004

I periodicaly get this problem. What I do to correct it is I go round the house and clean all the telephone plugs and sockets. This usualy resolves the problem. Normal speed I get is 49kbps. I sometimes see speeds of 50.1kbps.

  Night Ryder 19:54 18 Jul 2004

PS, you could also unplug any telephones you have attached to see if this helps. You may have a telephone that is cousing problems. This has been known in the past.

  gold 47 20:02 18 Jul 2004

The max REN on a phone line is 4 that is a max of four phones also check for noise.

  Night Ryder 20:44 18 Jul 2004

What resolved the problem?

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