Internet not immediatly available on dial-up. Refresh required!?


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redsmartie

I have a problem that has me stumped. I have a XP Home installation that has
an ISDN internet connection.

The connection prompts to connect when either mail or web is required and
from the dialog the connection progress can be see up until a successful
connection is made and the connected icon is shown in the tooltray.

The initiating application then trys to communicate but fails and gives an
error in the case of mail or gives a page cannot be displayed screen for
internet explorer. This condition is only present for a second or two after
connection establishes as pressing either refresh or send/recive
successfully completes the operation.

I have tried a different ISP and verified the problem re-occurs so its a
local problem

Any help is appreciated.

Regards,
Martin
 
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GSV Three Minds in a Can

from the said:
I have a problem that has me stumped. I have a XP Home installation that has
an ISDN internet connection.

The connection prompts to connect when either mail or web is required and
from the dialog the connection progress can be see up until a successful
connection is made and the connected icon is shown in the tooltray.

The initiating application then trys to communicate but fails and gives an
error in the case of mail or gives a page cannot be displayed screen for
internet explorer. This condition is only present for a second or two after
connection establishes as pressing either refresh or send/recive
successfully completes the operation.

I have tried a different ISP and verified the problem re-occurs so its a
local problem

Any help is appreciated.
I'd guess you have a problem with the ISDN dialler / WAN miniport driver
etc. What are you using for a TA (external USB ISDN modem, internal ISDN
TA, or a USB cable straight unto an ISDN wallbox?). IME the ISDN drivers
are some of the cr&ppiest bits of software around (I've yet to find a
set that are WHQL approved) and problems are pretty frequent.

Personally (having tried #s 2, & 3 above, and believing most USB modems
to be a disaster waiting to happen) I gave up and got an ISDN
router/switch, which solved 99% of my ISDN problems (like you, I was
seeing half successful connection, I was seeing line drops, TAs claiming
the line was busy, and system hangs if the connection failed at an
'inopportune' (for the driver!) time.). Downside is that it costs more
... upside is that it works better, pings faster (and I can share the
ISDN line around the whole LAN).

Of course, you =may= have some other problems entirely .. depending on
where you are and who is you Telco, but I'd start by looking at your
connection device, and drivers.
 
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GSV Three Minds in a Can

Bitstring <[email protected]>, from the
wonderful person redsmartie said:
Its an Internal TA PCI.. I'm reuctant to spend.. as it will have DSL within
6 weeks. I was hoping for an interim fix
You can get a DSL router/switch with built in ISDN backup, if you look
around. That'd solve your problem now, and in the future. 8>.
 

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