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Keep Getting Dropped From My Connection

by janenolan / March 15, 2009 9:59 AM PDT

I have been using my desktop with not problem getting onto the internet using Netscape ISP. My hard drive died yesterday so I am using my laptop, but since switching to my laptop I am losing the connection after about 5 minutes. Then I get back on and it happens again after about the dame time. What can be happening? Thanks.

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configure again
by Techie_Master / March 19, 2009 8:13 PM PDT

hi . i m also facing this type of problem , so i suggest you make the new connection or re establish the connection. check the cable also.

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Please Explain To Me
by janenolan / March 20, 2009 10:35 AM PDT
In reply to: configure again

What do you mean restore my connection? I reinstalled my Netscape ISP software and picked a new dialup phone number.

By the way and this is strange but since getting my desktop back with a new hard drive it is happening to the desktop also. I moved the unit to another room thinking it was the phone connection in the room, but it does it in another room also. I am running XP. Any suggestions. Thanks

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More Information About My Problem
by janenolan / March 20, 2009 10:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Please Explain To Me

Somewhere under a modem icon in Control Panel I managed to see a message saying "connection timed out" and "Code 44". Can this relate to what is happening to me? Help me!

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Problem Might Be Solved
by janenolan / March 21, 2009 1:28 AM PDT

I turned off the Windows Firewall and all seems ok so far. I wonder if anyone else has had this problem. I might install a free firewall that I used to use called Comodo. I never had a problem with Comodo.

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No Luck. Still Getting Disconnected
by janenolan / March 22, 2009 3:12 AM PDT

I even uninstalled XP SP3 thinking this was the problem as my computer before my hard drive died and they installed SP3 was staying connected. But even after uninstalling sp3, I am still getting disconnected.

I want to stay with dial up due to paying $9.95 monthly. I am thinking of getting rid of Netscape ISP, which I have used with no problmes for the last 3 years and going with either People PC or even AARP has an inexpensive ISP.

I hate to get rid of Netscape ISP. Any other suggestions? By the way I don't hear any noise on the phone line, but plan to call my phone company to check it out anyway.

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Finally Know What Was Causing This Problem
by janenolan / April 7, 2009 11:55 PM PDT

I uninstalled Sypware Blaster and now I am not getting disconnected at all.

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