March 11th, 2003, 06:42 PM
DSL Connection Help
I have been using a DSL Connection on my computer, and it has always worked fine. Just the other day I started up the connectoin and it connected but then after 10 minutes or so I couldn't acces anymore web pages. It shows my connection as active but cannot pull up web pages. It did however let me connect to MSN Messenger but thats it. I went to the command prompt and ran nestat -an command and it shows my local Ip addresses but doesn't show any foreign connections, like it doesn't show that I'm connected to anything when I should be connected to at least the dsl server.
I am running Windows 98 SE with a Westwell Wirespeed Dual Connect Modem
If anybody can help Thanks.
March 11th, 2003, 06:58 PM
this is what i did
My mom had the same probem- disconnect everything from the modem and reconnect everything. you may have to reinstall but it did it for me in two minutes
the only way to fix it is to flush it all away-tool
March 11th, 2003, 07:20 PM
I find that powering down the modem for about 2 minutes will fix the problem when our DSL is slow or will not work.
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March 11th, 2003, 07:26 PM
I have a westell wirespeed modem that i got from bellsouth when i started to use mine i used there software that came with it and i had the same problem.
This is wut i did i have a PPPoe connection.
So i disconnected evrything for about 60 seconds then connect phone line and power cable till the status lights go green then hook it to your computer and run connection wizard to establish a PPPoe connection and fill out your pass and username and it should work fine. you will hafta manually connect everytime the computer is turned on unless you edit a .bat file to run it on start up.
hope this helps.
March 11th, 2003, 07:54 PM
Is your power connection to the dsl modem plugged straight into a plug or through a surge protector? I have witnessed DSL modems that require a straight 110 "non split" power connection to mantain sync. Good luck.
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March 11th, 2003, 08:09 PM
MY power for my modem does go through a surge protector, I'll try powering down the modem for a couple minutes then see if that helps.
March 13th, 2003, 03:20 AM
Plugging the Modem straight into the wall helped me out with my problem. Thanks for the help.
March 13th, 2003, 03:44 AM
Most of the newer routers have some sort of PPPoE connectivity built in, where you can store the username/password in the router and the router will automatically log you in whenever there is outgoing activity. So if you don't have a router and are getting one soon, look for that feature and it'll save a lot of time and hassle. Then you can unistall any proprietary login software.
Originally posted here by kr4y3
you will hafta manually connect everytime the computer is turned on unless you edit a .bat file to run it on start up.
March 13th, 2003, 03:51 AM
A lot of times you can just set your timeout to 0, and the router will automatically reconnect you everytime it goes down/idle.
Most of the newer routers have some sort of PPPoE connectivity built in, where you can store the username/password in the router and the router will automatically log you in whenever there is outgoing activity.
March 13th, 2003, 04:04 AM
true... wasn't even thinking of that. Mine just has a "Keep Connection Alive" checkbox... which does the same thing you're talking about. I wish the poor think would stop locking up on me though (bandwidth issue)!